Library Outreach


OUTREACH – bringing Memphis Public Libraries to the community

  • Library Programs
  • Library Awareness and Information
  • Library card sign-up
  • STEM demonstrations
  • Computer Classes


  • Schools, daycares, community meetings and events, medical facilities

Not everyone can get to the library when it is open or access library resources digitally. Our goal is to offer equitable access to library resources and programs by bringing the library into the community, especially to underserved and underrepresented populations.


Storytime at MoSH with Connect Crew
Connect Crew
sáb., Jul. 20, 11:30 am
Memphis Zoo Storytime
Connect Crew
mar., Jul. 23, 2:30 pm
Summer with Seniors
Connect Crew
mié., Jul. 24, 1:30 pm
The Writer's Block
Connect Crew
mié., Jul. 24, 6:00 pm
Raleigh Chicks Backpack Giveaway
Raleigh Library
sáb., Jul. 27, 11:00 am
The Writer's Block
Connect Crew
mié., Jul. 31, 6:00 pm
Porter Street Barbershop Storytime
Connect Crew
mié., Ago. 07, 12:00 pm
Summer with Seniors
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
mié., Ago. 07, 12:30 pm
The Writer's Block
Connect Crew
mié., Ago. 07, 6:00 pm
Connect Crew at Stax Museum August Family Day
Connect Crew
sáb., Ago. 10, 1:00 pm

What we can bring to you and how to request

Connect Crew

Computer Classes, STEAM programs for children, tweens, and teens, programs for adults, general library outreach and library card sign-up. See something on our Events calendar that you would like to bring to your school, camp, community event? Questions? Call 901-415-2850 or email the Connect Crew at courtney.shaw@memphistn.gov.

Check out our recent newsletter, Crew News, to see what we’ve been up to recently.

Techie Seniors

Geared towards individuals who want to learn the basics of how to use their iPad or tablet. The classes generally follow a two-part curriculum ranging from basic functions to accessing library services. We can supply iPads and tablets for participants to use, but they are more than welcome to bring their own. For more information, contact Taylor Thomas, (901) 415-2850, taylorm.thomas@memphistn.gov.

Therapy Dogs

The purpose of offering therapy dog services from the Memphis Public Libraries is to provide a warm and friendly welcome to all. The laidback personalities of the dogs can create a stress free environment. Therapy dogs and their handlers are highly trained to work with the public in various venues and with many types of people. They can increase morale and motivation while nurturing human and animal interactions according to the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. 


JobLINC, a service within the Memphis Public Libraries, has served the Memphis community since 1990. By serving as a model for targeted employment outreach. JobLINC helps job seekers locate employment opportunities. It also helps employers find workers. Visit our Job and Career Services page for more details.

Location: Benjamin Hooks Central Library

Hours of Operation: Monday thru Friday from 9am to 4:30pm.

Contact Us: Call our phone 901-415-2787, or email us at joblinc@memphistn.gov.

Kimberly Jordan-Fluker with the staff of LINC 211 at the Memphis Public Library


If you are looking for help, or want to provide someone with help, just dial 2-1-1 to reach the community information and referral resources of LINC, the Library Information Center at the Memphis Public Library. LINC, in conjunction with United Way of the Mid-South, is the local source for community resources. LINC maintains a large, comprehensive database of human services organizations, government agencies and volunteer groups, which can now be accessed by dialing 2-1-1. Visit our LINC/2-1-1 page for more details.