Ox On The Run Officially Launches Today

Watch out for the Ox On The Run community outreach vehicle coming to a community near you in Oxford County this summer.

OXFORD COUNTY - The Oxford County Library has officially unveiled the Ox on the Run new mobile community outreach program. 

Ox on the Run brings e-learning, entertainment, children's programming with a new mobile library. 

It will feature a new mascot "Ollie" who will help bring this project's personality to life. You will see the outreach vehicle at different locations across the County this summer, breaking down barriers along the way by bringing the library into our local community spaces.

The vehicle will offer internet access and free online resources, workshops and demonstrations, 

The mobile outreach vehicle will offer internet access and free online resources; workshops and demonstrations, like robotics and e-learning; and, of course, books during its visits to fairs and festivals, parks, pools, seniors’ residences and more throughout the summer and early autumn. 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.

Ox on the Run will make its first official trip into the Oxford community this Saturday, June 8 at the Otterville Mill Classic Car Show. As part of a soft launch in May, Ox on the Run visited a few communities including Ingersoll and Tillsonburg, and also made stops at the Princeton fireworks show and Calithumpian in Thamesford.

CEO Chief Librarian of Oxford County Lisa Miettinen says they are really excited about this program.

“One of our goals at the Oxford County Library is to continuously work to break down barriers to library use within Oxford. This is why we created Ox on the Run, our mobile outreach program. What better way is there to help break down geographical barriers and encourage literacy and continued learning than to bring the library right to popular gathering places or events within Oxford County.”

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