The Devon Home Library Service works in partnership with the RVS (Royal Voluntary Service). It aims to provide library books, (including audio books on CD, and large print books) to those people in the community who through ill health or disability can no longer visit the library.
After discussing with the clients the sort of books they like, (eg romantic fiction, travel books, particular authors), RVS volunteers choose books for their clients which they deliver to them from once a fortnight to once every six weeks, depending on the needs of the client, at a mutually convenient time. Clients may also choose music CDs.
There is no charge for the service and there are no fines. Clients may keep the books for as long as needed and may order books they particularly want to read.
Large print books, cassette tapes and audio CDs as well as ordinary print books are available. Some clients prefer non fiction such as biography and travel books, other prefer romantic novels or murder mysteries!
If you are one of those people who love reading or just browsing through books,(you don’t need to be an avid reader!), but are confined to their home, this service offers a chance to have access to the library as well as a visit from a friendly face on a regular basis. Often clients and volunteers make lasting friends so there is satisfaction on both sides.
If you are interested in using the service please ring 07786 635 163 or email Cathy.Saunders@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk for further information.