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1 Books and much much more

2 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

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4 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 items issued annually Free library service Dedicated community library

5 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

6 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

7 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

8 Free service with no fines/charges Customers can have as many items as they require for 4 weeks No limit on number of requests.


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