UPDATE: October 22, 2014: This program is also open to anyone who is temporarily stuck at home due to injury, surgery, or loss of transportation. We are happy to accept applications from those who may only need the service for a short time. Thanks!
We are currently working on the logistics of our Homebound program, and we are ready to start registering interested participants! The service will not being until November, but it would be a tremendous help to know who and how many people are interested in the service so that we can acquire materials and organize our volunteers and staff.
Here is the basic information on the program:
The Griffin Free Public Library Homebound Program is designed to help people who cannot get to or use the library due to long-term injury, physical disability, or transportation issues (including inability to drive in winter weather). The library is currently seeking participants who would like library materials delivered to their door once or twice per month once the program starts in November 2014. Here’s how it works:
This is a completely free service offered by Griffin Free Public Library in order to provide library service to as many residents of Auburn as possible. We use existing materials, volunteer time, and grant funds to sustain this program. If you care to donate or volunteer in support of the program, please notify Ricky Sirois, library director, at 483-5374.
What materials are available through this program?
All materials housed at the library are available for checkout through the Homebound program. That includes large print and regular print fiction, nonfiction, children books, DVDs, audiobooks, current magazines (past 6 months to 1 year), jigsaw puzzles, and past issues of magazines (which can be kept rather than returned).
How many items can I check out through the program?
For deliveries every two weeks, the limit is 10 items. For deliveries every four weeks, the limit is 20 items. Free magazines do not count against your item limits.
Can I change my delivery schedule?
Absolutely. We do need some notice to arrange for our volunteers, but we are happy to talk to you anytime about changing the frequency or delivery day/time if you have a schedule change, or if you need to skip a delivery for any reason.
If you or someone you know might benefit from this service, we encourage you to fill our or registration form as soon as possible and return it to us so that we can sign you up for delivery. Forms are available at the library, or download it here: GFPL Homebound Registration.