Homebound Services


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Information about the Homebound library service for the Oskaloosa Public Library

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Homebound Services

  1. 1. Oskaloosa Public LibraryAiyanna LooneyLibrary Assistant and Homebound CoordinatorHOMEBOUND SERVICES
  2. 2. BOOKS ON WHEELS Offers delivery of library materials to the homebound citizens of Oskaloosa. Homebound citizens are those living within the city limits of Oskaloosa who cannot get to the library due to illness, injury or handicap. Homebound citizens living in private homes and apartments, as well as assisted living/nursing facilities, are eligible for homebound services.
  3. 3. BOOKS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERSResponsibilities: Interview a patron to determine areas of interest. Select materials appropriate for a patron. Check out materials using homebound patron’s library card. Keep accurate records of materials borrowed by patron. Deliver materials to homebound patron. Return materials to library on time.
  4. 4. BOOKS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERSQualifications: An interest in serving the needs of homebound patrons. A valid driver’s license and access to an insured car. The ability to locate library materials. The ability to keep accurate borrowing records. The ability to work independently, with little to no supervision.
  5. 5. BOOKS ON WHEELS VOLUNTEERS Volunteers will deliver requested books and other materials to a home on a regular basis.  Normally, visits are scheduled every two weeks. Volunteers will discuss delivery schedules with each patron. Volunteers take an average of two hours to complete a delivery schedule for a patron.
  6. 6. VOLUNTEER RIGHTS The right to volunteer in a safe home. The right to determine if a home is safe. The right to choose to deliver to a home. The right to terminate the volunteer arrangement (advance notice is appreciated).
  7. 7. WHY YOU SHOULD VOLUNTEER You have a unique opportunity to volunteer in the community. You will meet a diverse range of people and perhaps make new friends. You will get a break from your regular routine. You will meet the entertainment and educational needs of a homebound person. You are needed.
  8. 8. PERSONNEL CONTACT INFORMATION Volunteer Coordinator: Susan Hasso  (641) 673-0441 ext. 212  shasso@oskaloosalibrary.org Homebound Coordinator: Aiyanna Looney  (641) 673-0441 or cell (641) 295-2349  alooney@oskaloosalibrary.org Library Director: Wanda Gardner  (641) 673-0441 ext. 213  wgardner@oskaloosalibrary.org
  9. 9. OSKALOOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY301 South Market StreetOskaloosa, Iowa 52577Phone: (641) 673-0441Fax: (641) 673-6237Email: opl@oskaloosalibrary.orgBusiness Hours:Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pmWednesday, Friday and Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm