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Monday 22 September 2014

'Library Link' service for elderly

Published 20/05/2014 | 05:24

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Carlow Library Service, in partnership with Carlow County Development Partnership's Care and Repair Service, will be providing a mobile library service called 'Library Link' to participants of the Care and Repair Service commencing on June 9 and monthly from thereon in.

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Carlow Care and Repair currently work with elderly people in the Carlow area, carrying out small repair work and DIY jobs for them and making weekly contact through the Care and Repair admin team. Through these services the project, which was set up in 2012, strives to greatly improve the quality of life for older people across Carlow and they have already helped over 225 people.

Those who benefit from the programme have expressed an interest in receiving library resources to their homes and thus the Care and Repair team will visit these participants and bring collections of stock books, film, music and audio which will be provided by Carlow Central Library.

Josephine Coyne, County Librarian said, 'The purpose of this service is to bring the library to the homes of those who may be disadvantaged due to a lack of transport or by lack of access to a local library. This initiative allows the library service to reach those who are socially excluded and allows us to work in partnership with a current service provider who has the resources to reach those who most need services.'

Call Carlow County Development Partnership on 059 9720733 or Carlow Library Service on 059 9129705 or email library@carlow.ie or careadmin@carlowdevelopment.ie.

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