March 21, 2019
Name Oxford County Library’s new mobile outreach vehicle!
Mobile outreach pilot to bring e-learning, entertainment, children’s programming and more to Oxford’s communities
Oxford County Library will hit the road this spring when it launches a new mobile outreach pilot project to communities across Oxford County. To get ready, the Library is asking the public to help name its new “OCL on wheels” program.
The mobile outreach vehicle will offer computer access and free online resources; workshops and demonstrations, like robotics and e-learning; and, of course, books, when it rolls out to fairs and festivals, parks, pools, seniors’ residences and more between May and August this year. The pilot project will test the feasibility and interest in bringing Oxford County Library’s many resources to people who cannot always access their local library, for instance, because of a lack of transportation options or the ability to visit during regular operating hours.
Taking a cue from Fraser Valley’s “LiLi” program—Library Live and on Tour—Oxford County Library is asking the community to help come up with a name that captures the all-ages fun and interactivity of its new “library on wheels.” If your suggestion is chosen, you’ll win a $30 gift certificate towards a stop of your choice on the Oxford County Cheese Trail, featuring award-winning cheese producers, restaurants and attractions.
To enter the contest, visit www.ocl.net for details and to fill out the online entry form, or visit any branch of Oxford County Library. Contest closes at midnight on Sunday, April 7, 2019.
Follow Oxford County Library on Facebook and Twitter to learn more about the mobile outreach program this spring.
About Oxford County Library
Oxford County Library is a County of Oxford service that offers free lending of books, DVDs and other materials; access to online catalogues and databases; genealogy support; children’s programming; job search resources and information about government services; and computer access. Branches are located in Brownsville, Burgessville, Embro, Harrington, Ingersoll, Innerkip, Mount Elgin, Norwich, Otterville, Plattsville, Princeton, Tavistock, Thamesford and Tillsonburg. The Library is a charitable organization that accepts online donations through Canada Helps on its website. Visit www.ocl.net
About Oxford County
Located in the heart of southwestern Ontario at the crossroads of Highways 401 and 403, Oxford County has a population of approximately 114,000 people across eight area municipalities that are “growing stronger together.” As a partnership-oriented, two-tier municipal government, Oxford County is emerging as a leader in sustainable growth through the Future Oxford Community Sustainability Plan and County Council’s commitment to achieving 100% renewable energy, becoming a zero waste community, and working towards zero poverty. Situated in one of Ontario’s richest areas for farmland, agriculture is a key industry that serves as a springboard for some of the sustainable industries that are steadily diversifying the local economy. Oxford County offers a thriving local arts, culture and culinary community, as well as conservation parks, natural areas and more than 100 kilometres of scenic trails. The Oxford County Administration Building is located in Woodstock, Ontario. Visit www.oxfordcounty.ca or follow our social media sites at www.oxfordcounty.ca/social. Oxford County’s Strategic Plan is at oxfordcounty.ca/strategicplan.