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Q & A: What is the Library on the Loose?

Post Date:07/31/2017 4:05 PM

Library on the Loose vanThe Library on the Loose van brings the library experience to you at schools, City facilities, parks, and local organizations. Sign up for a library card, return a book, play with STEM toys, and take part in a program – right in your neighborhood.

Why did the Hillsboro Public Library create the Library on the Loose?
Library staff believe there should be no barriers to accessing library services and programs. The Library on the Loose van further connects residents to their library by increasing access to materials and supporting lifelong learning.

What kind of books and items can be found in the van?
The van has books for all ages, STEM activities that will inspire and engage, and other materials that will allow for a pop-up program anywhere there's an audience. If the Library on the Loose van does not have your favorite author, no problem. Library staff will help show you how to reserve an item using the van's mobile WiFi.

Where will residents see the Library on the Loose van?
The van will visit local parks, migrant camps in Hillsboro, City-sponsored events, and some Hillsboro School District summer lunch sites. Look for it on the road, or connect with the Hillsboro Public Library on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see if the mobile library is coming to a neighborhood near you.

Learn more about the Library on the Loose.

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