Mobile Engagement: Youth and Family

Youth and Family Engagement mobile vehicles serve children and families throughout Baltimore County with a focus on those with socioeconomic barriers to accessing early literacy resources, books and other materials as well as library services.

Services

Youth and Family Engagement mobile vehicles visit licensed child care providers across Baltimore County who primarily serve children with socioeconomic barriers to accessing early literacy resources. Children and caregivers from each site board the mobile vehicle to engage in early literacy activities and select age-appropriate books and materials for checkout to use in the provider’s site. This service is offered during the school year (September through May).

Child care providers may search for materials in the catalog and use their Teacher Loan Card to request any teaching resources, materials for children in their care and Teacher Collections for pickup at their child care site by selecting Mobile—Youth as the branch when placing a hold request. Mobile vehicle and branch staff are able to assist with requests for books and other materials as well as Teacher Collections.

Vehicles can accept returns from any branch, and materials checked out from a mobile vehicle may be returned to any branch.

After school and during the summer months, the Youth and Family Engagement mobile vehicles visit neighborhoods to serve youth of all ages and their families who have socioeconomic barriers to accessing library resources. Staff provide literacy materials and activities to support out-of-school-time learning.

The Youth and Family Engagement mobile vehicles are stocked with a variety of materials for children and teens. You may request any materials from the catalog to be sent to a vehicle for pickup at a Youth and Family Engagement neighborhood vehicle stop by selecting Mobile—Youth as your branch when placing a hold request. Mobile vehicle and branch staff are also able to assist with requests for books or other materials.

Vehicles can accept returns from any branch, and materials checked out from a mobile vehicle may be returned to any branch.

Fees may be paid on the vehicles by using a personal check or money order—cash is not accepted. Fees may also be paid at any branch or online by logging in to Your Account.

Schedule and Locations

When will a Youth and Family Engagement mobile vehicle be in your area? Check our schedule (PDF). 

Child care providers should contact Youth and Family Engagement—Mobile for schedule information.

Contact Us

Phone: 410-887-1453