Carver Memorial Library is pleased to announce that the library is now offering home delivery. The program is open to residents of Searsport who are unable to visit the library in person because of lack of mobility, lack of access to a vehicle, or because of a short-term health condition such as late or post-term pregnancy or recovery from surgery, injury, or illness. There is no charge for the service. Those with a vision impairment are also eligible for the Talking Books Program through the Maine State Library (they can be reached at 1-800-762-7106).
Borrowers will need to have a library card in good standing and fill out an application form. The application can be picked up by a family member or a friend; the borrower can call and ask for one to be mailed to them; or it can be downloaded and emailed back to the library.
Home Delivery borrowers have access to all of our books, movies and audiobooks. They can ask for specific items, or volunteers can choose for them according to their application, which includes a section on the types of books they enjoy. Materials will be checked out for one month, up to three at a time. Deliveries will be made by library volunteers on the first Tuesday of every month.
We are excited about the opportunity to provide books for our homebound patrons! Please contact the library at 207-548-2303 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
How do I sign up for home delivery? Complete the application form and return it to: Carver Library, PO Box 439, Searsport ME 04974, email email@example.com, or call Carver Library at 548-2303 and give your information over the phone.
How frequent will the deliveries be? Items will be delivered and picked up for return every 4 weeks. Deliveries will be put in a weatherproof container; please return items in this container.
Who will make the deliveries? A Carver Library volunteer will deliver and pick up your selections. You may ask to see the volunteer’s driver’s license and call Carver Library to confirm the person’s identity.
What if it is snowing on the scheduled delivery date? No deliveries will be made on RSU 20 snow days. A volunteer will contact you to let you know the rescheduled delivery date.
How do I choose books and other materials? If you have access to the internet, you may select your items online through the Carver Library catalog. 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.
How many books may I borrow at a time? A maximum of 3 items.
Carver Memorial Library 12 Union Street / P.O. Box 439 Searsport, ME 04974
M. 10-5, T. 10-6, W.-F. 10-5, Sat 10-1 (207) 548-2303 firstname.lastname@example.org