Your library improves the lives of hundreds of seniors in Shawnee County with home deliveries. By bringing them their favorite books, movies and music, our librarians provide seniors with plenty to do at their senior facility or home. The service also keeps a lifelong relationship with the library intact for folks who simply can’t get to the library anymore.
Staff are personal librarians and know their customers by name and reading preferences. They also provide excellent book, movie and music recommendations.
Where we deliver
We deliver daily on a rotating two week schedule to places where residents are unable to come physically into the library, including:
- Independent and assisted facilities
- Medical and nursing home facilities
- Senior meal sites
- Senior centers
- Senior apartment complexes
- Private residences where residents are homebound
Librarians prep for delivery by selecting books, movies, music, games and activities for customers, based on demand and personal requests. Customers can call 785-580-4400 anytime during library hours to make delivery requests. Shelves are set up in common areas of residential communities for ease of browsing. It’s truly a scenario of a “pop-up library” for senior citizens, who can choose materials, talk with librarians about reading preferences and make reference requests. The time at residential facilities varies, ranging from 15 minutes to two hours.
Delivery with heart
Librarians enjoy their work with the senior community of Topeka and Shawnee County because of the relationships. Every time we come out, people say how happy they are to see us, and how thankful they are for the service.
See personal testimonials to hear from customers in their own words.