For Those Who Can't Come to the Library

Lawrence County Federated Library System Outreach Bookmobile

The Lawrence County Federated Library System Outreach Bookmobile is on the road five days a week, 50 weeks a year! With a 240+-mile, three-week route, it serves pre-schools, senior centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, housing subdivisions, and the more rural communities of Lawrence County.


The Bookmobile offers a sizeable children’s collection of board books, picture books, early readers, chapter books, and elementary and junior fiction and non-fiction. (Even young adults can find novels to their liking.) Two full shelves of children’s DVDs are available for check-out.


More than half of the Bookmobile is specifically for the adult patron – with collections of Christian fiction, general fiction, westerns, biographies, cookbooks, and other limited (by space) non-fiction. Many of its patrons are of a “senior” variety, more than 95 percent of the Bookmobile adult books are large print. Adult DVDs – both vintage movies and new releases – are also available for borrowing.


All check-outs from the Bookmobile are for a three-week period, including DVDs – loaned at no charge. Materials may be renewed twice, and returned to the Bookmobile or other Lawrence County libraries.


You may also register for a library card, request materials from other libraries, and try e-readers!


Look for the “At the Libraries” column in the New Castle News every Monday for a brief list of that week’s locations, or check out our current schedule.  


Questions? Contact 724-658-6659, ext. 110.




What is Library-by-Mail?

Library-by-mail brings the library to you! All qualifying residents of Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence, and Mercer counties can receive library materials free of charge through the mail. There is no age requirement.


Who is eligible for service?

You qualify if you are…Temporarily or permanently homebound AND live in Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence, or Mercer county.


What can I request?

You may request specific titles/formats or our staff will make a selection for you based on your interests. We can also send audio books, large print books, DVDs and videos.  



When are items due?

Loan periods are specific to each situation and will be determined after your application has been approved.


How do I sign up?

Contact your home library to let them know you would like to take advantage of the FREE Library-by-Mail program, and they will have an application for you to fill out.


The library staff will then contact you to review your eligibility, discuss your interests and reading habits, and answer any questions you may have.


Materials will be delivered to your home via the United States Postal Service in a reusable bag. You will return the items in this same bag, free of charge, prior to the due date.


For additional information, call 724-658-6659, ext 107.