Oceanside CA— Oceanside Public Library’s Homebound Service provides free home delivery of library materials to Oceanside residents who are unable to visit one of our library locations due to illness or disability. In 2018, the Library aims to increase the number of homebound patrons served, as well as acquire more volunteers to assist with the program.
Marlene Suliteanu, who has been volunteering for the program for over 5 years, says, “As for the program itself, as a community service, it’s vital.” The patrons she delivers books to have also commended the service, and have told her, “This is such a wonderful service. Thank goodness for the library.” And “The brief visit matters as much as the books.” Oceanside Public Library’s Homebound Service represents an important principle of the Library, to reach everyone in the community and provide widespread access to library materials and resources.
If you or someone you know is interested in either signing up to receive the service, or volunteering to deliver books, please contact Hilary Holley at (760) 435-5577 for more information.