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Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall: All You Have to Do Is Call

Esther and HectorWe would all like to lead mobile, independent lives, but every so often we have to stay still; and when this happens, time has a funny way of slowing down. Say “bye-bye” to boredom with Hayner’s FREE delivery service!

For nearly thirty years, Hayner’s Homebound Delivery Service has brought library materials to the doorsteps of senior citizens, people with disabilities, and those recovering from illnesses or surgeries. Getting started is simple: Call (618) 433-2863, and a member of our friendly staff will discuss the program in more detail and gather general information from you, such as whether you will need long- or short-term service. Once you are signed up, materials will be checked out and delivered directly to your house or residential facility.

While Hayner Library offers books in large-print formats as well as regular print, you are not limited to those alone. We offer a wide variety of movies, music, audiobooks, and magazines! Basically, anything that you can check out in person can be delivered. Along with each delivery we will provide you with a convenient list of all the materials checked out for you to keep as a reference.

Furthermore, if you find yourself in need of an extended enrollment, we will supply you with a handy calendar of your delivery dates. And there is no need to worry about falling behind with new releases; we will also bring you a copy of the most recent forthcoming book list containing books being released in the coming months by best-selling authors.

We at Hayner Library would like our patrons to have mobile, independent lives. However, if you find yourself homebound for a long or short period of time and are unable to visit us, call (618) 433-2863 and we will visit you!
Believe it or not, the Homebound Delivery Service Department consists of only two people! Here is what they have to say about their extraordinary job!

Esther (Department Manager): “It is very satisfying to be able to provide library materials to patrons who otherwise would not have access to these items.”

Hector (Courier): “As the person who makes deliveries to the Hayner homebound patrons, to me it is rewarding to bring materials to people who otherwise would not be able to benefit from the great resources that the library offers. A lot of them are very lonely and physically ill, but they let me know with a smile that they appreciate the service we’re providing. I have been blessed to be able to offer words of encouragement for which they are very grateful. I enjoy what I’m doing and personally don’t see this as simply a job but as an opportunity to touch people’s lives with kindness.”