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Does Outreach Services make house calls?

The Fargo Public Library Outreach Services delivers library materials and offers direct, individual reading guidance and assistance with the elements of the ND State Library Talk Books program for those certified to receive this service. Yes, we do make house calls!

Am I eligible for Outreach Services?

Services are available to people of all ages who live within Fargo's city limits. Eligibility is based on an individual's inability, whether permanent or temporary, to come to the Fargo Public Library due to mental or physical disability, in accordance with national and state criteria. To find if you qualify, contact Outreach Coordinator Pam Strait at 701.241.8111. We will start searching for a volunteer to help you.

How does Outreach Services work?

Library materials and services are delivered in person by a volunteer at regularly scheduled visits at no charge to you. The library provides access to a wide range of materials and services from the Fargo Public Library, such as:

  • Large print and regular print books, including bestsellers
  • Audiobooks and music on CD
  • DVDs and Blu-rays
  • Magazines
  • Information from the internet
  • Assistance with ND State Library Talking Books application process
  • Lobby service at retirement homes

Fargo Public Library Volunteer Opportunities in Outreach Services

If you would like to find out more about volunteer opportunities at the library, please contact Pam Strait at pstrait@fargolibrary.org, call 701.241.8111, or download a Volunteer Application (requires Adobe Reader), fill it out and email it to the Outreach Services Coordinator. Applications can also be picked up at any Fargo Public Library service desk.

Possible Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in any of the volunteer positions below, please fill out our Volunteer Application (requires Adobe Reader) and email it to Pam Strait at pstrait@fargolibrary.org or drop it off at any library location. The Fargo Public Library accepts volunteer applications at any time. However, prospective volunteers are selected for interviews and training only when there is an immediate volunteer opportunity.

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