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Book Drops Home DeliveryBook Drops Logo

Operated in partnership with Senior Corps, Book Drops is a volunteer-based program designed to deliver library services to homebound seniors. Those who wish to participate can sign up to receive various library materials in addition to weekly companionship visits. Volunteers are paired up with a participant partner and committed to a weekly schedule.

View the Library's policy on this program here.

Patron Participants


Eligibility

Patrons who are eligible for the Book Drops program will include those who are age 55+ and generally confined to their residence either temporarily, due to illness or accident; or permanently, due to age, unreliable transport, disability or other mobility problems.

Patrons requesting Home Delivery services must provide a safe and appropriate environment for all volunteers who make deliveries to their homes and patrons must protect all Library materials while in their custody.

Patrons must have a Library account in good standing and complete the online Home Delivery Application to qualify for this service. A paper version of this application is available here.

Delivery Schedule

The schedule of delivery is up to the availability of the patron and delivery volunteer to coordinate, with a minimum requirement of one visit per week. At the time that new materials are delivered, the items from the previous delivery will be retrieved and returned to the Library.

Materials Available for Delivery

All formats of materials are eligible for home delivery, providing they are not designated for in-house use only (i.e. Chromebooks, reference titles, etc.). Each delivery will be limited to five items.

Specialty items featured for this program include:
  • Large Type Books
  • Braille/Talking Book
  • Audio CDs/Playaways
  • Magazines
  • DVDs

Delivery Volunteers


Application Process

Volunteers for the Book Drops program are required to complete both the Library and Senior Corps application, and must be over the age of 55. An online version of the Library application is available here.

Once the application is received, volunteers will complete an interview, background check, orientation, and all required training.

Delivery Procedure

Once the application process has been completed, the volunteer will be paired with a patron participant and a weekly visit scheduled. The volunteer will be provided with a book bag to transport library materials, and will be expected to meet weekly companionship hours as designated by Senior Corps program.

Benefits

Volunteers will be eligible to receive certain benefits though the SeniorCorps organization, provided that they meet all requirements. These include:

  • Mileage Reimbursement
    • (Must posses and provide a copy of current driver license, clean driving record and insurance)
  • Supplemental Insurance
  • Stipend for hours worked (Limitations Apply)



Special Thanks to our Partners:

Senior CorpsDignity Health