Charity & Community

Bucks Community: Home Library Service

Are you, or is someone you know, housebound through poor health or mobility? Do you love reading and miss going to the library?

The Home Library Service, part of Buckinghamshire Libraries, is co-ordinated by Roberta Wixon, a previous manager at Great Missenden library.

Roberta says: “This wonderful free service is run by a dedicated group of volunteers who choose books then deliver and pick them up for our clients. Clients can borrow DVDs, talking books and magazines as well their choice from our huge range of large and normal print books.To set up the service I make an initial visit to the client at home to talk about their needs and wishes and set up a library account if they haven’t got one already.  From then on I match the client with a volunteer who will ring the client and arrange to deliver the first lot of books.A monthly visit will be arranged to pick up any books the client has finished with and bring some more. The volunteer also manages the client’s library account dealing with renewals when needed and there are never any overdue charges. If they have time they will often stay for a chat.  Some of our volunteers and clients have become good friends.”

If you would like this service or are interested in volunteering please contact Roberta at homelibraryservice@buckscc.gov.uk or call on 01494 475573

Visit www.buckscc.gov.uk/home-library-service or ask at your local library.

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hiya bucks

hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.