Traveling Library/Homebound Services
What is Traveling Library?
The Library offers outreach services that facilitate Library use for residents who have difficulty getting to the Library due to mobility or health issues. We deliver materials to residents’ homes and to participating senior facilities and arrange service for individuals who are mobility challenged.
You must be a resident of Zion-Benton District and have a current Zion Benton Library card, or apply for one. Delivery and pick up are available to individuals unable to come to the Library due to mobility, health, or disability barriers. Whether you are at home, in assisted living, or in a nursing facility, you are eligible.
Questions & Answers
Will someone call from the Library to discuss items that I may be interested in?
The Outreach Librarian will contact the applicant to explain how to request books and other materials, as well as help with suggestions based on your application. We deliver on the 2nd or 4th Thursday of every month.
How long can I borrow the items you bring me?
The lending period for items through the homebound program is flexible, generally 4 weeks.
Materials not available at the time of request will be placed on reserve and delivered when they become available. Please note that there may be waiting lists for new and/or popular items.
What materials are available?
The library has a large collection of large print and regular print books, as well as many audiobooks, back issue magazines, movies, and music that we can deliver.
When will you be delivering materials?
Once we have discussed what materials you are interested in, we will schedule a time to visit your home to deliver materials. Home visits are scheduled on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month.
Traveling Library makes regular visits to the following facilities:
- Rolling Hills Place
- Rolling Hills Manor
- Barton Senior House
- Carmel House
- Shiloh Towers
- Senior Cottages
- The Grove at the Lake
How do I return items?
Materials will be delivered to and picked up from each participant’s residence by Library staff or volunteers.
Participants will be charged the replacement cost for materials that are lost and/or damaged while in their care.
How do I sign up for Delivery Services?
Call the Outreach Librarian at 847-872-4680 ext 113. The librarian will ask about your situation and guide you through the application process.
Fill out the provided application found HERE and email it to ASZion@zblibrary.org
How do I refer someone I know?
If you know someone who could potentially benefit from our Homebound Library Service, refer them today! Fill out the form on this page, call Outreach Librarian Jasmin Warda ext 113, or email ASZion@zblibrary.org and we’ll take care of the rest.