OUR LOCAL Library Service has started a new model of service delivery to library members over 70 years old and are cocooning.
Each member is being contacted by a member of the library staff to ask if he or she is interested in a delivery of books/audio material.
The service is being rolled out to all library members over 70, on a branch by branch basis.
Mobile library driver, Tom Kirwan, will collect the book parcels from the library and deliver them directly to members in their homes across the county.
“This gives the library service with an opportunity to provide a level of service to those who would have enjoyed regular visits to their local library,” said 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 members, library staff are in a good position to gain a genuine understanding of members’ 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 applied 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 email@example.com to have these details updated on the library system.