The Mariposa County Library's
Homebound Delivery Program brings library materials to homebound residents
of Mariposa County each month. Trained volunteers visit homebound
residents to deliver or pick up library materials. Library staff
selects books and other materials according to the preferences of the
homebound library users.
Homebound Library Users
To be eligible for the service you must be a Mariposa County resident
and unable to come to the library due to a permanent condition, or
a temporary condition that will last for six weeks or more. For example,
you are no longer able to drive, have mobility problems, require extended
bed rest, or have a broken leg. You
may remain in the program for as long as you need the service. Homebound
residents interested in the program can contact Lea Ann Nichols
at 966-2140. The library can mail you a Homebound Intro letter, a Homebound Patron Release form, and a Homebound Reading Preference Questionnaire.
To apply for Homebound Delivery service, print the Homebound Patron Release form and mail or take the completed form to Mariposa County Library. If you don't already have a library card, you can print a Library Card Application form, fill it out, and sign it at your first delivery from the Homebound Delivery Program. (Adobe
Reader is required to view or print the forms.)
What to expect from homebound services
Once a patron has joined the homebound program, he/she sets the delivery schedule and decides how many books and movies to receive at a time (up to 25). When more books are needed, just call the library and a new delivery date will be set up. Homebound patrons may choose their own books, music, and movies if they wish. Using ValleyCat, patrons can order books online, or call in their requests to the library and they will be ordered. If a homebound patron so chooses, items will be ordered for them based on the answers to the questions on the back of the enrollment form.
To qualify to be a volunteer you must be physically able to
possess a valid California State driver's license, be willing to be fingerprinted,
sign a release of liability, and have proof of current auto insurance.
And you need to be comfortable working with older adults and the disabled. A volunteer may begin delivering materials only after being
cleared by the Sheriff's Department. If you would like to be a volunteer
please call the library at 966-2140.