YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County is bringing a new pop-up library to its customers.
A new van, funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, will be utilized by the library as part of an outreach program.
The vehicle can hold 1,700 books, as well as technology, and is wheelchair accessible.
The Pop-Up Library’s goal is to provide library services in places beyond the library’s physical buildings, hoping to reach those in under-served communities.
“If someone wants to come in and sign up for social security, we now have access to a computer and librarians on staff that can help them do those kinds of things,” said Josephine Nolfi, director of youth services and programming.
At a Pop-Up Library, customers can also check out materials, sign up for a library card, speak with a reference librarian or learn about the library’s digital resources and branch services.
The library will let the community know where they can find the pop-up library once the schedule is finalized.