New library service helps those that are homebound

<span class=”s1″>Service to the homebound is now available at the Logan Library and Library Director Robert Shupe said a simple qualification process prepares patrons to receive books and other materials at their homes.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Materials will be delivered, free of charge to patrons, by mail.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“The process begins with them giving us a call and then they need to get a library card with us,” said Shupe. “Once they qualify for a card, their card will qualify them for status as ‘homebound’.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“We talk with them by phone and get an idea of their interest as far as reading or viewing materials. We assign a librarian to help them, someone who will follow up with them and work with them to determine the items to be mailed to them.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Shupe said several library staff members attended a conference that included a presentation from libraries who have offered such a service.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“We’re excited to make this available and our library board is very supportive as well.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>He said there is no cost to patrons.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“We cover the cost of shipping materials in our library operating budget. We mail the items to the patron in a special re-enforced envelope and we provide return postage so they can mail it back to us.”

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