PICKERING, ON (January 4, 2022) – The Pickering Public Library has launched its Books+ Express program, which helps support homebound clients.
In 2021, the Library piloted this program and conducted a search for volunteers within the community. As such, the Library was able to secure 13 volunteers, allowing the program to start accepting clients in need of this meaningful service.
The Books+ Express program pairs homebound clients up with a volunteer who delivers selected materials straight to their home once a month.
To be accepted into this program, clients must be a resident of Pickering, a valid Pickering Public Library cardholder, and be unable to visit the Library in-person.
Community helping community is extremely important. Pickering Public Library encourages residents to get involved by applying to be a volunteer at pickeringlibrary.ca.
Those interested in this program can complete a Client Intake Form here: https://bit.ly/3kumzw6
Visit pickeringlibrary.ca/assistive-services/ for more details.
Director of Public Services
Pickering Public Library
905.831.6265 ext. 6251
Staffed by over 60 permanent employees who are committed to making a difference within the community, the library lends almost 1 million items, receives over 515,000 visits, delivers programs and events for almost 28,000 attendees, provides over 33,000 research and technology assists, and provides almost 1.7 million internet sessions each year.
Pickering Public Library’s Vision:
Pickering is a city where learning is promoted in all its forms and promoted as a force for improved personal, social, civic, and economic change. The Library is the heart of a learning city.