Homebound Delivery-STAR Program
Homebound delivery is a recent initiative of the library, combining the existing Books By Mail (BBM) program with direct-to-door service for local residents and library patrons in nursing homes and senior care centers.
We are renaming the service to the STAR Program instead of Books By Mail. STAR stands for Services To Adult Readers! Our program is aimed at adults in Andrew and Buchanan Counties that are unable to visit the library regularly due to age, illness, disability, or other transportation challenges. You can use our STAR service temporarily, while recovering from an accident for example, or as an ongoing service.
Our STAR service will provide homebound adults with free, personalized selection and delivery of books, large print books, audio books, CD’s, DVDs, and videos. Delivery may be by mail or in person by a library staff member or volunteer. About once a month or more if needed, a trained library volunteer or staff member will mail or bring library materials to your home, apartment, senior care center, or nursing home room. You will be able to use them for up to 4 weeks, and can renew materials for another 8 weeks if no one else is waiting for them. We will then pick-up and return the materials to the library for you, and bring you more!
If you, a friend, or relative are interested in the STAR program, you can call the Outreach Department at 816.205.7100 or fill out the following form and a library staff member will get in touch with you regarding the program.