I've heard of some libraries making copies of The OpenCD available to patrons. If any local libraries are already giving OpenCDs out, it ought to be an easier job getting a stack of Ubuntu CDs next to them.
If libraries aren't giving out OpenCDs, they might be open to doing so; and again use this as an opportunity to get Ubuntu in the door, too.
In addition to pointing people toward the forums, I'd encourage you to encourage all new users to sign up for a mailing list (either the OhioTeam list, or a regional team list, if one exists). I generally detest forums; and since I spend the bulk of my day in my inbox, I greatly prefer mailing lists.