Tom Kirwin (Mobile Library)
Kilkenny County Council Library Service has launched a new service for library members over 70 and "cocooning". Each member will be contacted by a Library Staff and asked if they are interested in a delivery of books/audio material to their doorstep.
The service is being rolled out 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.
The library service is conscious that library members cannot get access to their local branch library, particularly those who are isolating and many may prefer the printed book rather than accessing books online.
Kilkenny County Council library staff will assist in choosing the books and making up the parcels. Building on their existing relationship and unique 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.
Patricia Lynch (Callan Library)
Jean Croughan (Library Headquarters)
Door to Door deliveries for "Cocooners" as Kilkenny County Council Library Service adapts a new model