OAKLAND CITY — The Oakland City-Columbia Township Public Library offers a new delivery service for homebound library users.

Beginning in December, library patrons in Columbia Township who are unable to drive due to temporary or long-term disabilities will be able to schedule front porch delivery. “With COVID-19 on the rise, this new service really couldn’t have come at a better time for some of our most vulnerable patrons,” says Library Director Julie Elmore. “We also anticipate not only helping elder patrons who may not be able to drive anymore, but also those who are on bed rest due to pregnancy or other conditions.”

Patrons will be interviewed by library staff to become familiar with their preferences. This “reading profile” allows the library to make suggestions and offer materials that meet a patrons interest.

Patrons may also request specific items. Returns will be picked up from patron’s homes as well. Those interested in learning more about the service should call the library at 812-749-3559.


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