The Orange Public Library's Homebound Delivery Service provides library materials to residents who live in the City of Orange who cannot come to the library. The service is based on one-to-one contact between the individual who is homebound, and the library volunteer who selects and/or delivers and picks up his or her books.
What Materials are Available?
Books on CD
Large Print books
Foreign language materials
Who is Eligible for Service?
Temporarily ill or injured, with confinement expected to last three months or more
The special reading interest of each homebound patron are noted in an initial interview by the Homebound Coordinator. Every effort is made to select appropriate materials for each person who uses this service.
What do the Volunteers Do?
Homebound Delivery Service volunteers are positive, cheerful, enthusiastic and patient people. Their contacts with homebound patrons provide vital links of friendship and service.
The volunteer and the homebound patron set up a delivery schedule that is convenient for both of them. Visits are usually scheduled once a month. Because volunteers are asked to use their own vehicles in making deliveries a California driver’s license and proof of insurance are required. Mileage expenses are tax deductible as a charitable donation, according to the federal tax code.
The Coordinator stays in touch with both volunteers and homebound patrons to ensure the most effective operation of the program.
How to Receive Homebound Delivery Service
If you wish to receive Homebound Delivery Service from the Orange Public Library, or if you are interested in participating in the program as a volunteer, please contact the Library's Homebound Delivery Service Coordinator, Monica Barrette, at 288-2459 for more information.