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ALOHA

An informational guide for the Adult Library Outreach for the Homebound and Aged (ALOHA) program at the New Hanover County Public Library

ALOHA

Adult Library Outreach for the Homebound and Aged: ALOHA


The ALOHA program brings library services to patrons who can't come to the library because of age, health or physical limitations.


  • ALOHA is a FREE service!
  • Participating patrons and facilities receive deliveries and services on a set monthly schedule (i.e., once every month).
  • Call Mary Kleinfeldt 910-798-6347 for more details. 

ALOHA provides services to residents of retirement communities, homebound individuals, assisted living and nursing facilities, and institutions that serve adults with disabilities.


  • Visits are made monthly.

  • Call Mary Kleinfeldt at 910-798-6347 for more details. 


Ways in which ALOHA services are offered:

 

Browsing Bookmobile: The librarian brings a selection of materials (can include: large print books, regular print books, audiobooks on CD, DVDs) and sets them up in the facility for residents to browse and then check out.


Room-to-Room Visits: At these facilities, a facility staff member will accompany the librarian  directly to  residents' rooms. Residents may make specific requests, which are then dropped off/picked up at each visit, or residents may prefer browsing material. In these cases, items are checked out to residents and the patron is directly responsible for the materials (NOT the facility).


Check-out to Facility: A selection of materials is checked out directly to the facility and dropped off with a staff member (usually the Activities Director or equivalent) along with a check-out list. The facility is responsible for keeping up with and loaning material to the residents, and seeing that it's returned or renewed at the next visit.


Ways in which ALOHA services are offered:


  • Participants may make specific requests or have the library select for them.
  • In Person: Books are delivered and picked up monthly.
  • By Mail: Books can be mailed to individuals along with a postage paid envelope/package for returning them. 

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