Keeping the love of reading alive for homebound patrons

(Posted Feb. 22, 2024)

London Public Library is celebrating the success of its outreach services, a program aimed at reconnecting homebound patrons with the joy of reading and community engagement.

With a dedicated team of volunteers and passionate library staff, the program has delivered more than 350 materials monthly to individuals and groups in the community.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the library had to rebuild the program from the ground up. Since 2021, the program has reached more than 50 homebound individuals and facilitated deliveries to more than 10 community groups.

“We understand the importance of access to library materials, especially for those who may face mobility challenges or are unable to visit us in person,” said library Director Stephanie McComas. “Our mission is to ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to engage with the resources and stories that enrich their lives.”

Homebound individuals interested in receiving home deliveries of books, audiobooks, and movies can contact the library to enroll in the program.

Additionally, the library welcomes volunteers who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of others.

“We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team and help us extend the reach of our services,” McComas said.

For more information about London Public Library’s outreach services or to become a volunteer, contact Jordan Marco at (740) 852-9543 or via email at jmarco@mylondonlibrary.org.

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