Prescott Public Library is committed to serving all patrons in the Prescott community, and because many Prescott residents are unable to visit the library, two services are here to help!
Books on Wheels is designed for patrons confined to their residence because of illness or physical disability.
Library staff assign a library volunteer to individuals homebound, and that volunteer selects library material (books, audiobooks, DVDs, magazines and music CDs) for the patron based on their needs and interests, checks them out, and delivers them to the patron’s home.
The loan period for these items is six weeks, and volunteers usually visit the patron monthly.
If you read large print and are a homebound resident unable to get to the library, a service available to you is Books By Mail. Books By Mail offers delivery of large print books only through the U.S. Postal Service.
Patrons communicate with library staff about their reading interests, and librarians will select large print items, place them in a special mail pouch and send them out to the patron.
The library has a large selection of large print books: nonfiction, mysteries, romance, Westerns, memoirs, fantasy and classics. When patrons finish reading the books, they simply turn around the address card on the pouch and leave the pouch for the postal worker to pick up.
If you or someone you know might benefit from Books on Wheels or Books By Mail, visit our website at www.prescottlibrary.info and follow the brown “Services” tab to “Community Services” or call the Ask a Librarian Desk at 928.777.1526 to get started.