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Quincy Public Library is pleased to expand its senior services in an effort to make the library more accessible for all. The library currently has openings in its Home Delivery Program. This program is open to any Quincy resident who cannot visit the library due to a temporary or permanent disability. The library will deliver books, DVDs, CDs, and books on CD to homes and senior care facilities. Patrons can request specific titles or tell the library their preferences, and library staff will make selections for them.
“This program is a lifeline for so many Quincy residents,” said Bobbi Mock, Collection and Delivery Services Manager. “It keeps them connected when they can’t come to the library.”
In addition to the Home Delivery Service, QPL has also expanded its collection to include items targeted at adults with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The library has added four Reminisce Kits to its collection.
“One of our kits is a 1950s Kit that includes a slinky, paper dolls, baseball cards, music of the time, and photos,” said Mock. “These objects and photos can be memory aids to remember their past.”
Other kits include a Handyman Kit, Homemakers Kit, and a 1960s Kit. The library also offers books targeted towards those struggling with dementia that include vibrant pictures to provide a sensory experience.
“While reading may have been a favorite pastime, we know that it can be really difficult for those suffering from Alzheimer’s,” said Marketing Coordinator Burgundy Hill. “These picture books can be a great option to connect.”
The library has also added several hi-lo books to its collection. These books are titles targeted at adults with lower reading levels.
All of these programs are free to library cardholders. Anyone who lives in Quincy city limits is eligible for a library card. The library offers nonresidents cards for a small annual fee each year for those who live outside residency requirements. For more information on these services and more, visit quincylibrary.org or call 217-223-1309.