Bach Library and Albany NNORC Deliver Books to Homebound Seniors

November 14, 2017



Your Albany NNORC and The John J. Bach Branch of the Albany Public Library are pleased to announce the launch of Library Links, a library materials delivery service for seniors living in our neighborhood.  Through this program, library materials can be delivered to NNORC residents who are permanently or temporarily homebound due to disability or health problems. Seniors who are unable to drive also qualify for this home delivery service.

Whether you like to read books and magazines, watch DVDs, or listen to “talking books” and music, the library will arrange to have items delivered to and picked up from your home by a corps of like-minded volunteer bibliophiles.

You can access this free service by contacting Jennifer Ward, the Bach Branch Adult Services Librarian, at 482-2154. You can request specific items or ask Jen for suggestions based on your interests.  She will use your library card and arrange for the items to be delivered in your very own Library Links tote bag.  And when you’re ready to return your items, just call Jen again.  It’s that simple.  No library card?  No worries.  Jen can help you get started.

We’d like to thank the following people to who invested time, energy, and dollars into this project:  Jennifer Ward, Bach Branch Adult Services Librarian, and Jane Kriegler, library volunteer, for collaborating with NNORC staff for over a year to convert a good idea into a great program; Scott Jarzombek, Executive Director of Albany Public Library for his enthusiastic endorsement of the program; and the Albany Public Library Foundation for underwriting the cost of the Library Links tote bags.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.  – Margaret Mead



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