Presentation on theme: "Books and much much more........ Assists people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem Acts to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation Treats."— Presentation transcript:
Assists people to maintain confidence and positive self-esteem Acts to alleviate people's loneliness and isolation Treats each person as an individual by offering a personalised service Listens and supports people to express their needs and wants Enables people to maintain the maximum possible level of independence, choice and control
Provides a library service to people living in: Nursing Homes Adult Training centres Sheltered Accommodation Residential Homes Retirement developments Visits 40 sites on a 4 weekly timetable 3731 customers annually 23000 items issued annually Free library service Dedicated community library
Customers can select their own books Staff will deliver library materials to customers in residential accommodation Fitted with a platform lift for maximum independence Dedicated community library
Delivered through 5 transit vans staffed by trained Home Library Officers; each van carrying wide selection of approx 800 items of stock Provides a library service in their own home to those unable to get to a library Serving over 850 customers Issuing 70,456 items annually A dedicated Asian Home Library Service van and officer also serving 120 customers
Computers at Home: a one to one service Telephone reading group via conference call Talking book readers group meets at the Central Library- guide dogs obviously welcome! Reminiscence talks to groups Author visits Staff will signpost to additional services and information resources
Free service with no fines/charges Customers can have as many items as they require for 4 weeks No limit on number of requests.