Home Delivery: celebrating its first birthday!

Home Delivery vanWe’d like to say “A Very Happy Birthday” to our Home Delivery service which has now been delivering books to people in their own homes for a year.

The service is available to anyone in Monmouthshire who finds it difficult to visit their local library because of mobility issues, ill-health or frailty.

  • We can deliver books in all formats (ordinary print, large print and audio)
  • We can deliver up to 20 books per customer per visit
  • The service is completely free (no charge for requests or overdue items)

In the first three weeks our van visited 163 people; over the three week timetable we now take books to 237 customers.  The service is now issuing more books than the mobile library it replaced and is much cheaper to run.

The service is much appreciated by the customers:

“A wonderful service for me.  I’m 95 and love my books”

“The bookman is a lifeline for me. I look forward to each visit”

“This service must continue for people like me who love reading but can’t get out”

If you would like to know more about the service please contact Caldicot Library.

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