OUTREACH SERVICE Brings the Library to you!
RRPL’s Outreach Service provides free delivery and pick-up of books and other library materials to Rocky River residents who are homebound due to age, illness, or physical disability. For over 20 years, patrons have considered this a lifeline to learning and mental stimulation.
Our outreach librarians select and take materials to approximately 55 homebound patrons, as well as to senior facilities including, Rocky River Senior Center, The Normandy, Pinzone Tower, Normandy Manor, Rockport Independent Living, The Harbor Court, and Sunrise Assisted Living.
This service has many special qualities:
- access to the regularly circulating collection,
- personal selection of items based on the individual’s preferences by a degreed librarian,
If you or someone you know needs this service, or if you have a question about your specific situation, please call Carol O'Keefe at (440) 895-3755.
"I am so grateful for the outreach service. The books I receive are current. They keep me up on recent happenings. I also appreciate the kindness of the librarian that delivers them." - Fran K.
"The Outreach program is wonderful. I tell everybody about it. I no longer drive so it is a help to me. I have always loved movies and the outreach service allows me to continue watching them. I like to stay up on the latest films. "
- Irene M.
"The outreach service is a tremendous service which I truly appreciate. Because of my low vision and physical limitations I have very few diversions. The audio books broaden my horizons and introduce me to a variety of authors. I would be lost without then." - Margaret F.
"The reference service is absolutely wonderful. Their phone responses are timely. They have been on top of everything. The outreach service should be a paradigm for other libraries to follow." - Richard S.
"The outreach service is a tremendous outlet. Reading has been the centerpiece of my life. Without the BOCD’s I would be lost." - Anonymous