Bookmobile service has been offered by the library in a variety of forms since 1948. At present, the bookmobile visits the five elementary schools in the library's tax district and maintains deposit collections at a variety of locations in the county, such as nursing homes, elderly housing units, etc. The current bookmobile was placed in service in 1999.
The bookmobile visits Bloomfield Elementary, East Elementary, General Shanks Elementary, Judge Haynes, and Redkey Elementary schools every other week during the academic year. Students have the opportunity to choose books and check them out with a current Jay County Public Library card. For many students the bookmobile is an introduction to the public library and the first time to apply for and use a library card of their own. More about Bookmobile service to schools.
The bookmobile will stop at Redkey Elementary School on Wednesdays, June 6th - July 11th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
No service on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.
Anyone with a valid library card is welcome.
The library currently provides deposit collections for Miller's Merry Manor (outside Dunkirk), Westwind Apartments (in Redkey), and the Jay County Retirement Center.
The collections are changed every four weeks. Readers may use the materials and return them to the collection point. Although it may not be possible to honor all specific requests, users of the deposit collection may contact the library with suggestions for subjects, authors or genres to include in the collections.
For other outreach information see Homebound Delivery.