Library delivery service helps people who are homebound

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — In addition to all the free items the Champaign Library has to checkout, there’s something else it offers at no cost to anybody who’s unable to leave their house. 

The program is called the ‘Home Delivery’ service. Laura Burns is one of about 60 people signed up for it. She has stacks of DVD’s checked out from the Champaign library. Burns has cancer and doesn’t leave her house often. She says, It’s hard for a person who has a disability, or someone who is homebound or the elderly. They’ve been so good to me. They’re wonderful, they really are. 

Volunteers like Mike Havey work behind the scenes to get people whatever they ask for.  When people call in they take down their requests, bundle them up, pack the orders in bags, and hand deliver them to everybody’s door. 

Burns says, It’s awesome. You have to have a program like this, you just have to. 

As for the library volunteers, they’re more than willing to give their time to make it happen. Havey says, This library is just awesome and I’m just happy to be a part of it. 

This program has been going on for more than 28 years. If you want to sign up click this link

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