Homebound Services Offered by the St. Louis Library
The St. Louis Library offers many programs available to homebound seniors. If a person is unable to visit the library due to illness, age or disability or other extenuating circumstances, the library will mail materials. They might include the latest fiction, classics or cookbooks, music, movies and more. This service is also available to the caregivers of someone who is homebound. The items will arrive in a zippered bag with a label for returning materials to the library when finished.
The Homebound Service staff will call and discuss what interests you. You may choose your material or have them selected by the staff. Items must be returned after 4 weeks. There are no overdue fines for Homebound Service users.
To sign up, call the Outreach Dept. at 314-994-3300, ext. 2333. You will receive an application to confirm eligibility. You will need a library card. If you don’t have a library card, the Outreach Dept. staff will be happy to assist you in obtaining one.
Other Services Offered to Seniors at the St. Louis Library System.
Book A Librarian – This program allows a senior to bring in their laptop or ipad and in a 30-60 session, the librarian will show them how to download e-media in the library. If the person is in a senior living facility, they can contact their Activities Coordinator to arrange a session. Otherwise, call 314-991-3300, ext 2050 to set an appointment.
Book Discussion Kit – For residents in a senior living community, the library will send book discussion kits to their facility. Each kit will contain books on CD, and large print books. Call Outreach at 314-994-3300, ext. 2333 for more information.
Bookmobile Service – Bookmobiles will visit senior living facilities. To schedule a visit, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-994-3300, ext. 2333.
Special Programs – A Senior Programming Specialist presents programs for resident of nursing facilities, independent and assisted living centers, adult day centers and other qualified organizations. They are designed to stimulate social interaction based on life experiences using audio, tactile and video materials. To schedule a visit from a Senior Programming Specialist, call 314-994-3300, ext. 2335.
Call the Outreach Department staff to learn more about senior programming.