Tuesday, October 03, 2006


The September/October 2006 issue of SENIOR STYLE magazine (which claims to Capture the Spirit of the Northwoods) carries an article on Barbara Young of the Minocqua Public Library. Barbara is the Outreach Coordinator in Minocqua and heads up a program called "Library to You". It is a form of a Bookmobile program where Barb carries library materials to homebound people in Oneida County. There are currently 87 people in the program who receive books, audio books, videos, magazines and music on CDs. She sets up shop at four group locations and two senior citizen sites. Using a laptop and a scanner she brings library technology to the user as she checks out materials. Barb also distributes donated books to her patrons frequently moving them from one site to the next. SENIOR STYLE reports "the free Library to You service is not limited just to seniors, as any homebound person, for instance due to illness or recuperating from surgery or because of a long-term medical condition, can also receive the service." For more information call the library at 715-356-4437 or email Barbara at


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