Graves-Hume Library to add home delivery service

Emily Kofoid, Graves-Hume Library director is ready to deliver books with a new home delivery service for library patrons. (Reporter photo by Jennifer Sommer)

MENDOTA – Are you unable to leave home, but would still love to get library books, movies, and more? You could benefit from the Graves-Hume Public Library's new free home delivery service. The library will deliver materials to Mendota library district residents of all ages who cannot leave home because of a physical condition. "We will deliver to homes, apartments and nursing homes. For example, a child with a broken leg, caring for a newborn, or recovering from surgery," noted Emily Kofoid, library director.

The Library will deliver all kinds of books, from bestsellers to paperbacks and large print. You can also borrow DVDs, audiobooks, CDs, and magazines. If interested, call the library at (815) 538-5142 and indicate you are looking for home delivery. Staff will assist you in getting a library card (if you do not have one), schedule a delivery time for you and ask questions that will help guide them in selecting books, movies, and more especially for you.

"Graves-Hume Public Library aspires to make resources and materials available to all members of its community - including those unable to visit the Library," added Koifoid.

The library also offers a curbside pickup service.

"When you’re in a hurry, have kids in the car, or the weather isn’t cooperating, there’s no need to come inside to pick up your holds. We will deliver your items to your car," Kofoid said.

To take advantage of curbside pickup, call before you come to confirm your item is available, or to have staff pull items for you. Then, call again when you are in the parking lot and they will deliver your items to your car.

Although Kofoid said the curbside service is not utilized often, she hopes that patrons will remember it when the need arises.