The Lithgow Library Home Library Service, which started 5 years ago and has over 100 clients, is local resident Rosalie King’s ticket to see the world.
Mayor Stephen Lesslie is encouraged by the uptake of the service “It’s great to see Library services so well patronised. I firmly believe that every member of our community can benefit from reading widely. Age or incapacity or caring roles should not mean that Lithgow residents miss out on the continued opportunity for lifelong learning.”
Local Resident Rosalie King has been a Home Library patron for 3 years. During that time Rosalie has enjoyed the many benefits – “It’s a pleasure to have access to so many books. I particularly like the biographies as I get to find out lots of interesting things about different people. I’m a bit of a sticky beak actually. There’s nothing as delightful as sitting down with a cup of tea and a good book”.
There are times in life that, due to age, illness, immobility or our role as carers, we can feel quite isolated in our homes. What used to be a quick trip down the Library to grab a book of interest is now virtually out of reach to many members of our community.
The Home Library service selects and delivers books which may be large print editions suitable for people who have vision impairment, magazines, talking books on CD or MP3, and DVD’s. There is also access from home to the Library’s ever increasing digital collection of eBooks and eAudio books.
The Home Library Service is available to all residents of Lithgow, Wallerawang and Portland. For more information about your eligibility please contact the library.