Senior Services

For more information about all of these services, contact the Outreach Department at 508-830-4250, ext. 219 or TTY 508-747-5882.  You can also e-mail us at plref@ocln.org

Books by Mail

Plymouth residents who are homebound due to temporary or permanent disability or physical infirmity can request books (and other circulating library materials) by mail through the Library’s Outreach Department.

Registration for the Books by Mail program may be conducted by mail or by a third person who can verify the requestor’s residence and disability. An interview is conducted with the homebound patron to determine the patron’s reading, listening or viewing preferences. Materials are selected by the Outreach Librarian depending on the patron’s expressed interest.

Items are sent to the patron and returned to the library using special mail bags designed for this use. The post office allows free delivery to and from Plymouth residents with disabilities.

Educational/Recreational Programs

Throughout the year, the Senior Services Department offers a variety of programs of interest to older adults, such as the Seniors Travel Expo in May and a musical concert on the library’s lawn in July. Other programs that have been offered include a series of workshops on money management, Internet for seniors, gentle yoga, and armchair travel presentations.

Reference Assistance & Reader’s Advisory

Reference assistance by telephone is available during normal library hours. You can contact the Senior Services Department by telephoning 508-830-4250, ext. 219, via TTY 508-747-5882, or by emailing us as plref@ocln.org. Information requests may also be mailed to Plymouth Plymouth Library, 132 South St., Plymouth, MA 02360.

Outreach to Organizations

Plymouth organizations that house a resident population, such as nursing homes or assisted living centers, may elect to receive a “deposit collection” of library materials for use by their residents. Deposit collections are checked out to the organization on an Outreach Organization Card, and the distribution of library materials within the organization is managed by a designated organization representative, typically the Recreation or Activities Director. Deposit collections are picked up and returned to the library approximately every four weeks, according to a schedule agreed upon by the Outreach Librarian and the organization’s designated representative.

Recorded Books & Machines

Through a cooperative arrangement with the Perkins School for the Blind Braille and Talking Book Library in Watertown, Massachusetts, the Plymouth Public Library’s Outreach Department has a deposit collection of approximately 150 talking books for loan to Plymouth patrons who are blind or visually-impaired. These recorded books or talking books, require the use of a special cassette player, which is available free of charge from the Braille and Talking Book Library to qualified users. Find out more at the Perkins Braille and Talking Book Library website at www.perkins.org/community-programs/btbl/

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