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Words On Wheels

 

Words On Wheels (WOW)

Bookmobile and Outreach Services

In 1979, the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library created the Words On Wheels (WOW) bookmobile program to provide public library services to senior patrons in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania who have mobility challenges or do not have a public library in their community. The program is partially supported with sustained funding from a County Coordination Aid Grant via the Pennsylvania State Bureau of Library Development.

The Words On Wheels bookmobile makes stops at a variety of senior residential communities and activity centers throughout Montgomery County. The WOW is a full-service branch library stocked with large print items, audio books, and movies. WOW patrons also have access to items in the union catalog shared with the other public libraries in the Montgomery County, statewide ACCESS PA interlibrary loan services, and online electronic resources.

For homebound patrons not served by a WOW stop, the Montgomery County-Norristown Public Library offers its free Books by Mail program, which delivers library materials directly to the patron’s door. In addition, patrons who have difficulty reading or listening to standard book formats are referred to the statewide Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped program. This full spectrum of services ensures that all seniors in Montgomery County have the opportunity to experience the joy of reading and lifelong learning.

Contact
Bookmobile and Outreach Services
(610) 278-5100 ext. 7
shorning@mclinc.org

 

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