Kilkenny County Council Library Service continues its services to our housebound users in 2021. Deliveries are to library members that are over 65 years old. Each Member will be contacted by a member of the Council’s Library Staff to ask if they are interested in a delivery of books / audio material to their doorstep.
The service is rolled out to all library members over 65 years of age, on a branch by branch basis. Mobile library driver, Tom Kirwan, will collect the book parcels from the library before delivering them directly to members in their homes across the County.
“This provides the library service with an opportunity to provide a level of service to those who would have enjoyed regular visits to their local library “comments County Librarian, Josephine Coyne. “We are very conscious of our library members who cannot get access to their local branch library particularly those who are isolating and may prefer the printed book rather than accessing books online”
Kilkenny County Council library staff will assist in choosing the books and develop the parcels. Having built relationships over many years with their members, library staff are placed in a unique position to gain a genuine understanding of their member’s reading tastes.
Stringent health and safety measures will be adhered to throughout the process of choosing, packaging and delivering the books and all HSE guidelines will be incorporated into the model.
Members who have made an application to join the library online and did not supply a date of birth when they originally signed up can contact Library Headquarters (056) 7794160 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to have these details updated on the library system.