Outreach Services at Lamar Public Library

Sheri Eirhart is the Outreach Services (ORS) Librarian at the Lamar Public Library which serves Lamar and Prowers County.  Currently, services include stops at daycares, preschools, k-12 schools, the Holly Public Library, home bound/disabled patrons, nursing homes, and elderly care facilities.  The services are as diverse as the patrons we serve.  Here is a list of what she does:
  • Story times
  • Home deliveries, deliveries/visits to nursing homes and elderly care facilities
  • Drop off and pick up materials from the institutions mentioned above
  • Library card sign up
  • Post or deliver flyers that advertise upcoming library events
  • Train patrons or answer questions concerning our services, databases , or policies
  • Provide assistance with Interlibrary loan (ILL) requests. This is a statewide service for
  • patrons to order materials that are not available at the Lamar Public Library
  • Show patrons how to use one of our e-readers, and MP3 players which are available for check out (patrons must be 18 to check out devices)
  • You may also see her and the van at events around Prowers County.  She attends open houses at schools, a Resource Night for parents (sponsored by Lamar Head Start), Oktoberfest, and local town fairs. Prior to its retirement, the bookmobile was in the Parade of Lights. This year we plan to introduce our new vehicle (a 2012 Chevy Caravan) and it is quite different from the old vehicle. Outreach Services allows patrons and staff to take advantage of 21st technology by starting transactions from the online library catalog at  lamarlibrary.colibraries.org
  • The library is currently looking for new ways to serve patrons unable to visit the library for a variety of reasons.  Your feedback can help with this, please go to our website and take our online questionnaire on the homepage.  If you have an idea for new service, or an event you would like to have staff attend, please contact the library at 336-4632, or ORS at 336-1296 or by cell phone at 688-3657
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