In December, the Kent Free Library, 312 W. Main St., will begin offering Library @ Your Door Delivery Service and Homebound Selection Service to qualifying individuals. The library is reaching out to cardholders who are unable, for physical reasons, to come to the library to check out materials.
"The library had to suspend homebound services in the summer of 2010 due to budget cuts," explained Director Stacey Richardson. Funding from a gift from Jenny Gillis, an assistant director at the library from 1962 to 1986, will be used to purchase a small vehicle that will be used for delivery.
"The Jenny Gillis bequest is being used to provide services that would especially benefit library patrons who are senior citizens, or who are otherwise unable to visit the library on their own," said Richardson.
Librarians will work with patrons to learn their preferences and select materials specifically for them. Materials will be delivered on regularly scheduled days to patrons within the Kent City School District. Patrons outside Kent will need to designate someone to pick up and return materials selected for them by librarians.
To enroll, find information and a participation form on the library's website, www.kentfreelibrary.org, or stop by any Information Desk at the library. For more information, contact the Information Desk at 330-673-4414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.