Nick McWilliams reporting – A program which connects homebound residents and those who cannot come into a local library needs volunteers.

Every Tuesday, the library, through their Outreach Department, distributes books and other materials to homes and care facilities.

Teen and Outreach Service Manager Liz Strauss says that with more patrons participating now, the need for a volunteer to lessen the load has increased.

“With so many people that we deliver to in one afternoon, it’s going to get tough to add more on top of that without help.”

In total, 43 residents receive Dover Library materials through the initiative.

Strauss adds that anyone interested should be capable of a fair amount of walking and some lifting.

“It is a lot of walking. You’re carrying around bags of books. We do have carts and things that we take with us when we deliver. But, it’s a lot of walking. That’s a lot of people for one afternoon. That’s why Linda [Toohey], our Outreach Librarian, needs help.”

An application to volunteer for the program as well as others is available at www.doverlibrary.org.

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