Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The temperature hit 60 degrees today for the first time in months. Baseball teams have reported. That means spring is upon us. It really makes me want to get out of the building and be outdoors.
We don't get out much. But one way we do is when we deliver books to homebound patrons, as well as to nursing and retirement facilities. It just happened that our deliveries this month landed this week.
Many don't realize that the library delivers to residents who cannot make it to the library. This is one of the more rewarding parts of my library work. The patrons look forward to our visits. At some of the nursing homes they line up waiting for their bag of books, DVDs and music. They say it is like a care package. Some request their own books while others look forward to seeing what we choose for them. We return a month later to pick up their returns and to deliver their next library goody bag.
If you know someone whose personal or physical limitations make it difficult for them to get to the library, please contact us. We would love to serve them in this way.