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MARIN COUNTY'S NEWS MONTHLY - FREE PRESS
(415)868-1600 - (415)868-0502(fax) - P.O. Box 31, Bolinas, CA, 94924


October, 2004

 

County Free Library Increases Service to People Who Are Homebound
   Library Beyond Walls is pleased to announce that, beginning September 1, 2004, we are able to serve people of all ages, not just those 55 and older.
   For the last year, Library Beyond Walls, a program of the Marin County Free Library, has delivered books, audio tapes, videos and other library materials to homebound clients 55 years and older, with the help of local volunteers.
   Our funding source has changed and we are now able to offer this service to clients of all ages.
   As we have worked with people who are homebound, we have seen that Library Beyond Walls does more than expand the Marin County Free Library's range of service outside the library branches.  Many of our current clients report that they are able to use the library for the first time in years.  Until this program was available, they were unable to access library materials on their own; now they are receiving monthly deliveries from trained volunteers.  Additionally, clients report feeling more connected with the outside world through the materials they receive and the volunteers who deliver them.
   Library branches that participate in Library Beyond Walls include Bolinas,
Civic Center, Corte Madera, Fairfax, Inverness, Marin City, Novato, Point Reyes Station, San Geronimo Valley, South Novato and Stinson Beach.  Library Beyond Walls is also online at
 <http://www.co.marin.ca.us/library/lbw/index.cfm>.
   Library Beyond Walls is funded for its second year by a grant from the Marin County Free Library Foundation.  Partnering with Marin County Free Library in this program is the Foster Grandparents/Senior Companions Program. Rachel Van Noord Peterson
Library Beyond Walls 415-332-6157 [email protected]

 

 

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