Everyone deserves access to the wonders of the library. Calvert Library Mobile Services makes that easier by bringing library resources, services and materials to convenient locations throughout the county.

Whether it’s monthly visits to homebound customers or attending community events, we aim to build connections in our community and deliver materials catered to your information and entertainment needs. 

OUR SERVICES

Monthly Community Bookmobile StopA monthly 30-120 minute visit from the Bookmobile open to the entire community. See our stop schedule.

Registered Family Child CareYear-round monthly delivery of children’s books and a 20 minute monthly storytime during the academic year. 

Homebound service Receive monthly delivery of library materials and personalized reader’s advisory services. For customers who are unable to come to the library independently.

Child Care CenterA monthly 30-60 minute visit from the Bookmobile for use by the students and teachers at the hosting Child Care Center.

Special Public Community Event Special events are evaluated based on connection to the Library mission, availability, visibility and suitability of the site for the Bookmobile.

Mobile Services
calvmobileservices@calvertlibrary.info
410-535-0291 x207
Lisa Wieland, Mobile Services Supervisor 

Bookmobile Schedule
Bookmobile Stop Map

(check back often as more stops are added)

Request a Visit from Mobile Services
  • Calvert Library bookmobile

MEET THE FLEET

BOOKMOBILE

Calvert Library Bookmobile picture with door open and awning openIt’s HERE and we are so excited! Replacing our 23 year old van with this phenomenal vehicle was a project made possible by many people! Thank you to EVERYONE!

The most exciting thing about the bookmobile is how we will be able to answer more questions, provide more learning opportunities, increase access to technology and share more straight-up joy! In short, we get to provide service to so many more of you! It includes two computer workstations for customers, a printer, Wi-Fi service, a wheelchair lift to make the vehicle accessible and an awning to allow for comfortable outside service and events. The vehicle has a generator to power the technology and warm/cool the vehicle even when it is not running but it also has large batteries that can be solar charged so the generator will not have to run most of the time. This vehicle also has more safety features than the old van, such as front and rear proximity sensors, backing alarm and exterior cameras.

You will see our Mobile Services Team and the bookmobile at new community stops, including such locations as East John Youth Center, SMILE, Prince Frederick Senior Village, Solomon’s Town Center Park, Silverwood Farms and MORE. Check out our BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE! While a preliminary route has been established, we will continue to gather community input and evaluate best deployment. Be on the lookout for us and the bookmobile at community events like the County Fair and National Night Out.

Calvert Library Mobile Services Supervisor Lisa Wieland said, “We are so excited to extend our service through the bookmobile.  Our Mobile Services team is so grateful to the many people who have made this service possible for Calvert County.”

If you’d like to see some shared memories of Calvert Library Bookmobiles through the past check out our YouTube video that was shared at the Bookmobile ribbon cutting!

LIBRARY SUV

Calvert Library Mobile Services SUVIf you see this vehicle out and about that means a librarian is on their way to visit a homebound customer or a licensed family child care provider. 

Eligible homebound customers receive monthly delivery of new materials straight to their door. CLMS staff do extensive readers advisory with each customer to ensure they receive the right kind of books, movies, magazines–you name it!–every month.  For extra safety for staff and customers during COVID-19, monthly visits have shifted to a door-drop model and reader’s advisory and other library services happen over the phone prior to each scheduled visit. 

Visits to licensed family child care providers include exchange of curated preschool books as well as a 20 minute storytime. Early literacy and school readiness are some of the building blocks of a strong community. Storytimes are currently all being held outside for extra safety during COVID-19. Providers who prefer not to receive Storytime at this time still get monthly visits to exchange materials.

Bookmobile Schedule
Bookmobile Stop Map
  • Calvert Library bookmobile
Request a Visit from Mobile Services

Everyone deserves access to the wonders of the library. Calvert Library Mobile Services makes that easier by bringing library resources, services and materials to convenient locations throughout the county.

Whether it’s monthly visits to homebound customers or attending community events, we aim to build connections in our community and deliver materials catered to your information and entertainment needs. 

OUR SERVICES

Monthly Community Bookmobile StopA monthly 30-120 minute visit from the Bookmobile open to the entire community. See our stop schedule.

Registered Family Child CareYear-round monthly delivery of children’s books and a 20 minute monthly storytime during the academic year. 

Homebound service Receive monthly delivery of library materials and personalized reader’s advisory services. For customers who are unable to come to the library independently.

Child Care CenterA monthly 30-60 minute visit from the Bookmobile for use by the students and teachers at the hosting Child Care Center.

Special Public Community Event Special events are evaluated based on connection to the Library mission, availability, visibility and suitability of the site for the Bookmobile.

MEET THE FLEET

BOOKMOBILE

Calvert Library Bookmobile picture with door open and awning openIt’s HERE and we are so excited! Replacing our 23 year old van with this phenomenal vehicle was a project made possible by many people! Thank you to EVERYONE!

The most exciting thing about the bookmobile is how we will be able to answer more questions, provide more learning opportunities, increase access to technology and share more straight-up joy! In short, we get to provide service to so many more of you! It includes two computer workstations for customers, a printer, Wi-Fi service, a wheelchair lift to make the vehicle accessible and an awning to allow for comfortable outside service and events. The vehicle has a generator to power the technology and warm/cool the vehicle even when it is not running but it also has large batteries that can be solar charged so the generator will not have to run most of the time. This vehicle also has more safety features than the old van, such as front and rear proximity sensors, backing alarm and exterior cameras.

You will see our Mobile Services Team and the bookmobile at new community stops, including such locations as East John Youth Center, SMILE, Prince Frederick Senior Village, Solomon’s Town Center Park, Silverwood Farms and MORE. Check out our BOOKMOBILE SCHEDULE! While a preliminary route has been established, we will continue to gather community input and evaluate best deployment. Be on the lookout for us and the bookmobile at community events like the County Fair and National Night Out.

Calvert Library Mobile Services Supervisor Lisa Wieland said, “We are so excited to extend our service through the bookmobile.  Our Mobile Services team is so grateful to the many people who have made this service possible for Calvert County.”

LIBRARY SUV

Calvert Library Mobile Services SUVIf you see this vehicle out and about that means a librarian is on their way to visit a homebound customer or a licensed family child care provider. 

Eligible homebound customers receive monthly delivery of new materials straight to their door. CLMS staff do extensive readers advisory with each customer to ensure they receive the right kind of books, movies, magazines–you name it!–every month.  For extra safety for staff and customers during COVID-19, monthly visits have shifted to a door-drop model and reader’s advisory and other library services happen over the phone prior to each scheduled visit. 

Visits to licensed family child care providers include exchange of curated preschool books as well as a 20 minute storytime. Early literacy and school readiness are some of the building blocks of a strong community. Storytimes are currently all being held outside for extra safety during COVID-19. Providers who prefer not to receive Storytime at this time still get monthly visits to exchange materials.