Free Book Delivery Service for Shut-Ins
Vose Library offers a free book delivery service to residents of Union who hold a Vose Library patron card and are unable to visit the library in person because of lack of mobility, lack of access to a vehicle, visual impairment, or because of a short-term disability such as late or post-term pregnancy or recovery from surgery, injury or illness.
Applications are being accepted now. There are three ways to sign up: complete the application form below; download, print, and mail to Vose Library (PO Box 550, Union ME 04862); or call Vose Library at 785-4733 during open hours and give your information over the phone. If you do not have a library card, call Vose Library and we will help you.
Deliveries of new items and pick-ups of returned items are on a 2-week schedule on Thursdays, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Deliveries will be put in a weatherproof container; please return items in this container. If you are not available on the scheduled day, the volunteer will leave your delivery items in the location you listed on your application. Please leave any items to be returned to the library in this same location. A Vose Library volunteer will deliver and pick up your selections using a private vehicle. You may ask to see the volunteer’s driver’s license and call Vose Library to confirm the person’s identity. No deliveries will be made on SAD 40 snow days, when Vose Library is also closed. A volunteer will contact you to let you know the rescheduled delivery date.
You may choose books and other materials by selecting your items online through the Vose Library catalog, if you have access to the internet. If you know the specific title or author you want, you may phone in your request to the library. If you would like us to choose for you, the volunteer will make a selection based on your preferences as shown on the application form. Just give us a call at the library, to let us know that you would like us to select and deliver an item based on your preferences. Vose to Home patrons may borrow a maximum of 10 items at a time, including up to two each of audio books (on CD), movies (on DVD), and magazines.
Vose to Home Application
Please fill out the following information, and we will contact you.