Volunteers who take Swindon Borough Council’s Library Service to housebound residents were recognised at a recent celebration.
About 100 volunteers go out in pairs every three weeks with bags of items such as normal and large print books, stories on tape or CD, music CDs and DVDs to deliver to people who cannot make it to their local library because of long term disability or short term incapacity.
At a tea party in West Swindon Library, deputy mayor Rex Barnett told the volunteers, “without you I don’t know where we would be. You are an essential link for the library service to people in need; your support is very much appreciated.
Debs Osorio, Home Library co-ordinator, said, “the volunteers deliver over 5,000 bags of items a year and they don’t often get the chance to meet each other so the celebration is a great way for the whole service to come together.
To become a Home Library volunteer or to receive the service, call Debs Osorio on 707127 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured: Swindon’s deputy mayor Rex Barnett, with Home Library volunteers and service coordinator Debs Osorio, back centre, and West Swindon librarian Karen Leydon, back right