Age Options, a suburban nonprofit agency that provides resources and services for senior citizens, has awarded a $12,000 grant to the Brookfield Public Library, which will be used to help broaden the reach of the library’s home delivery service for local seniors.
Brookfield Public Library has offered the delivery service for senior citizens and others who are unable to get to the library since 2006, said Christy Eyre, the library’s partnerships and public relations librarian.
According to Eyre, just a handful of residents, many of them living at Cantata Adult Life Services, fill out forms to sign up for the program and contact the library about materials.
“Once the materials are available for them we set up a time to drop them off with the member,” Eyre said. “The deliveries have traditionally been done by library staff.”
The Age Options grant will allow the library’s home delivery program to broaden its reach. Eyre said the library now has two new partners to make deliveries. One is a library volunteer and the other will come from Interfaith Community Partners in LaGrange.
“With the additional partners, we’ll be able to make deliveries more often and on a consistent schedule,” Eyre said.
For more information, call the Brookfield Public Library at 708-485-0869.