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Library Home Delivery Service

The library’s Home Delivery program has existed in some form or another since the 1970’s when a group of business women delivered books to shut-ins.

Over the years, the library world has expanded with the popularity of the Internet and other devices available as alternate ways of reading.  Libraries have changed with these times.  We offer more programs and community outreach than ever before.  One thing that hasn’t changed is the fact that most people still love to read or listen to audiobooks, listen to music, and watch movies.  We realize that not everyone can come to the library so we try to bring the library to you.  This is where our Home Delivery Service comes into play.  The L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library delivers library materials to people in their homes, apartments, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.  What began with the first business women’s volunteer project is going strong and has grown to serve almost 200 people who quality for the service.  Due to the program’s popularity, there may be a short wait for newcomers to be put on the program.  Materials are selected for our customers by the Home Delivery coordinator and several other selectors.  They are then delivered every 3 weeks by over 30 volunteers who give of their time to this wonderful service opportunity.

If you, or someone you know, feel you qualify for library Home Delivery service, please contact the Home Delivery office at 715-839-4857 or by e-mail at kathyh@eauclaire.lib.wi.us.  Would you like to volunteer to deliver books?  Do the same!

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