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Homebound can check out books without visiting library

Dan Thrift/Tahoe Daily Tribune/ Evelyn Grau, left, accepts a delivery from Doug Madden, a member of the South Lake Tahoe Friends of the Library, who volunteers with the Books on Wheels program.

Books on Wheels is a delivery system to get material including books, magazines, audiotapes and videotapes into the hands of home-confined citizens.

The South Lake Tahoe Library supplies the reading material and a member of the Friends of the Library delivers and picks up the books.

“Home confined” refers to individuals living within the service area of the El Dorado County Library, South Lake Tahoe Branch, whose age, disability or other limitations prevent them either permanently or temporarily from visiting their community library.

The home confined person calls the South Lake Tahoe Branch Library at (530) 573-3185 to start the program.

Calls may be made from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

A member of Friends of the Library will deliver the application form and interest preference survey to the home-bound resident and return the application to the library.

A library card will be granted after proper identification and is kept on file at the library.

The participant requests reading material by phone, and the Friends of the Library volunteer follows through with a delivery and pickup when needed.

Anyone who would like to volunteer with the Books on Wheels program may call Doug Madden at (530) 577-5983 for more information.

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