khcpl logo

Main & South
Mon-Thu:
Fri:
Sat:
Sun:
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m
10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m
Closed
Russiaville
Mon/Tue/Thu:
Wed:
Fri:
Sat:
Sun:
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Closed
9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Closed

Hours Today

Main & South:

Russiaville:

KHCPL BOOKMOBILES RESUME PUBLIC STOPS

The Kokomo-Howard County Public Library’s bookmobiles, Adventure and Discovery, will resume scheduled public stops starting on Monday, June 22.

To protect everyone and to do our part to try to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community, there will be a few changes.

  • Since the bookmobiles are smaller, confined spaces, we request that patrons have masks on before they join us. Our bookmobile staff will be wearing masks, too.
  • We will have hand sanitizer available for patrons and staff.
  • We’ll allow one family or up to two patrons to be in a bookmobile at a time. To help make sure as many people who want to use the bookmobile have the ability to do so, please make your selections quickly.
  • If you’d like, you can select your materials ahead of time and place holds. Then we’ll have your items ready for you at a public stop, so you can just grab and go.

We’re currently contacting daycares, assisted living facilities, and apartment complexes to get their permission to resume those stops. Please follow us on social media to find out at which of those locations we’ll be and the times and days. To stay abreast of all KHCPL news, make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

“Bookmobiles play a vital role in serving the community,” said Lisa Fipps, KHCPL Director of Marketing. “Not everyone has transportation to get to the library. Bookmobiles allow us to take the library to the community. We hated to temporarily stop bookmobile service, just as we had to temporarily close our facilities to the public, but we had to do what we could to keep everyone safe. We’re so glad we get to resume bookmobile service.”

The bookmobiles are part of KHCPL’s Outreach service, which also provides deliveries to homebound patrons. Contactless Homebound Delivery has already resumed.

Homebound serves individuals that find it difficult to visit a library branch due to poor mobility, physical disability, or lack of transportation. We also provide temporary service to individuals who are homebound due to an illness or injury. Deliveries are made by staff and volunteers on a monthly basis. Currently, the materials are left by the door. Materials available through this service include books, magazines, large print books, audiobooks CDs, and DVDs. To use this service, call 765.626.0856.

If you have any questions about bookmobiles, outreach, or KHCPL, please don’t hesitate to email Fipps at lfipps@KHCPL.org or contact us via social media.

For a list of the most update bookmobile hours click here Bookmobile Schedule