Library's Book Delivery Service Reaches Milestones by Kate Myers

Library's Book Delivery Service Reaches Milestones by Kate Myers

The back of Mason's trunk

The HomeBound Book Delivery Service of the Emmetsburg Public Library celebrated several milestones recently.


Every three weeks, Assistant Director Donna Mason selects and delivers books and movies to homebound patrons and those living in nursing homes as well as assisted living complexes.  The library has been offering the service for 20 years with Mason being involved with the program for more than 20 years.  At each stop she has people waiting to return the books they have finished and take a new bundle. Mason typically delivers between 60-70 books each time she makes her rounds.


On February 18, the number of books delivered though this program reached 60,000 when Mason checked out books to Willow Ridge resident Doris Gustafson.  Typically, Gustafson receives 10-15 books each time.  After Thanking Mason for the books, Gustofson commented, "Donna is a doll.  We couldn't do without her"

Currently Mason delivers books and movies to Emmetsburg Care Center, PARC Hall and Willow Ridge  Mason says she also has books on tape available for delivery.

For more information on this program and others offered by the Emmetsburg Public Library, call 852-4009.


This article appeared in the Emmetsburg Reporter Tuesday March 4, 2014