Library Outreach Services

COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES

The staff of the St. Tammany Parish Library would be delighted to be a part of your school or community event, talk to your civic organization or provide a library tour to your class. Presentations can be tailored to the needs of the group or event.

To request an outreach service, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page. A library staff member will respond to your request shortly.

Unavailable dates

Some dates are not available due to Library System-Wide holidays, opens a new window or staff have been completely booked for a given day. We will try our best to accommodate as many groups as possible, as staffing allows. Availability may also be dependent on weather conditions and current state-wide or parish-wide closures/regulations.

Current System-Wide Closures (As of April 2024):
May 27, June 19, July 4, September 2, October 14, November 28-30, December 24-26

**All branches are closed on Sundays. We cannot guarantee the availability of outreach services on Sunday events.

Types of Outreach Services

Child Care Centers, Elementary and Middle Schools, Home Schools and Camp Visits

  • Booktalks
  • Introduction to library services
  • Hands-on Activities (Ozobot robots, bookmark making using an Ellison machine, dot marker art, etc.)
  • Special Events (open houses, cultural arts day, etc.)
  • Storytime
  • StoryWalks®

Jr. Highs, High Schools and Home Schools

  • Lunchtime Books and Bites Book Discussion
  • Introduction to library services and library tours
  • Digital literacy, research skills and database training
  • Open houses and other schools events

Community Event or Festival

  • Table with library information and giveaways
  • Hands-on activities (Ozobot robots, bookmark making using an Ellison machine, dot marker art, etc.)
  • Digital resource demonstration
  • Pop-up library

Community or Civic Organization Meeting

  • Overview of the library's offerings and services
  • Overview of library's budget and finances
  • Computer, database and research classes
  • Downloadable services presentation

Senior Centers

  • Library Materials Delivery
  • Computer, Internet and email basics classes
  • Book Club Boxes
  • Other presentations such as voting information, smartphone basics and engaging in healthcare
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