City of Swan to deliver library books to housebound residents

City of Swan to deliver library books to housebound residents

CITY of Swan residents who are housebound can get books delivered to their door for free.

Mayor Mick Wainwright said the service was available to people who are members of one of the City’s libraries and meet the criteria.

“Being housebound for any reason can be difficult,” he said.

“But with the City’s Housebound Service, everyone can access a huge range of resources, like books, magazines, audio books, music CDs, DVDs and other resources that can be loaned from one of our branches.

“To be eligible, people would need to live in the City of Swan and be physically unable to access one of our six library branches.

“If you would like to discuss the service, please call your local library.”

Altone Ward councillor David Fardig said the service relied on volunteers to help.

“Our Housebound Service volunteers assist with selection of resources and delivering these to the library members,” he said.

“We are always grateful to have more volunteers and if you think you could help, please contact the Swan Volunteer Resource Centre by calling 9278 9690 or email swan.volunteers@swan.wa.gov.au.”

For more information, visit www.swan.wa.gov.au/In-around-Swan/Facilities/Libraries/Library-activities-programs/Aged-disability-services/Housebound-Service