Outreach Services/ Special Needs

Outreach Services is committed to providing Library services to those patrons who need special accommodations to access Library services.  This can include, but is not limited to, those patrons who cannot access the Library due to a physical disability, patrons who have vision or hearing loss, and those patrons who reside in a long-term care or assisted living facility.  Outreach Services staff also works with other Library staff to assist patrons whose first language is not English by providing information on basic Library services and offering Library tours through the annual English as a Second (ESL) classes.


What types of services does the Ela Area Public Library provide for the following groups? Please click any of the links below:

What equipment and materials does the Ela Area Public Library provide for those with special needs?

For a map of Outreach Department Sites, please click the following link: Outreach Department Sites.


Outreach Services Contact Information

Christy Wagner, Outreach Coordinator:  (847) 438-3433 ext. 140   cwagner@eapl.org

Susan Cohen, Outreach Assistant (847) 438-3433 ext. 214  scohen@eapl.org

Michele Hills, Outreach Assistant:  (847) 438-3433 ext. 212    mhills@eapl.org

Midge Simms, Outreach Assistant:  (847) 438-3433 ext. 221   msimms@eapl.org

Or send us a message using our contact form.


Information and Referrals

Caregiving Resources -- a kiosk located near the Reference Desk on the second floor is home to a collection of materials related to caregiving.

Community Resources -- materials of special interest to older adults are located on a display kiosk near the magazines on the first floor.

 

 

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