Spokane County Library District staff take library services
to those in the community who are unable to visit
Services to Homebound Customers
Seniors with limited mobility and customers who are confined to their home due to illness or disability may receive library materials by mail. This includes regular or large print books, magazines, audio books, music CDs, and CD-ROM software. Staff can fill a special request or choose materials to match a customer's preferences. Homebound customers can also receive a quarterly newsletter that includes an annotated list of recent arrivals in large print.
Services to Residential Facilities
Outreach services staff visit many nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and group homes once a month to deliver library materials to residents, recommend books, and take requests. Facilities maintain a minimum number of readers and level of use, and must agree to Outreach Service minimum requirements.
Services to Child Care Facilities
Storytimes offered in licensed child care facilities and preschools introduce children to the library and encourage them to become regular readers and library users. The programs, 20 to 30 minutes in length and similar to those offered in county libraries, are designed for children ages two to six. Small collections of library materials on specific subjects are also available to the facilities. Facilities must agree to Outreach Service minimum requirements.
Talking Book and Braille Services
Outreach Services acts as the local liaison with the Seattle-based Washington Talking Book & Braille Library, assisting customers establish eligibility and begin using its free services. Cassette tape versions of popular books and magazines, tape players, and Braille materials are all available through the mail at no cost. This service is available to those who are:
To Contact Outreach