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Quincy Library offers homebound delivery services

Posted: May. 18, 2019 9:20 pm Updated: May. 18, 2019 9:59 pm

QUINCY -- A delivery service for books and other library materials is available from the Quincy Public Library for people who are homebound or reside in nursing homes or retirement communities.

The home delivery service is available to any library patron temporarily or permanently unable to visit the library due to any visual or physical impairment. Patrons can receive books, large-print books, DVDs, CDs or audiobooks, through selections personalized for each reader. Library patrons can request specific titles or allow Outreach staff to choose items based on patron preference. QPL tracks items borrowed to ensure each patron receives fresh selections on each visit.

Home deliveries of library material can be arranged on a two-week schedule. There is no charge for home delivery. Staff and residents of nursing homes and retirement communities also may request deliveries.

Additional services may be available for patrons with visual impairments, such as the Illinois Talking Book Program, Newsline or Radio Information Service. Users must apply and be approved to access these additional services

QPL is delivering about 3,000 items to more than 200 people each month.

For more information, contact Quincy Public Library at 217-223-1309, ext. 217 or 218.

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