Senior Services & Outreach

PLYMOUTH PUBLIC LIBRARY * SENIOR SERVICES & OUTREACH

The Library provides specific services and collections of interest to older adults, such as large-print fiction and non-fiction, books on tape, and materials on topics including health/aging issues, retirement and investments. We also provide service to individuals who would otherwise not have access to library materials, such as people who are homebound, institutionalized, or disabled. We want to make using our collection as easy as possible for all of our community! If you can't come to visit us in person or if you (or someone you know) has vision limitations and would like to take advantage of our extensive collection of large print books, please click on the images below to explore some options. Additionally, the Library provides access to literally thousands of free Ebooks, which you can download both to read and to listen to. Visit our E-Media page here to learn more - we've put together a video (scroll down to view) to help take the mystery out of how to use your library card to get these books.

Library events are designed to appear to broad audiences, with many topics of interest to seniors - take a look at our Calendar of Events, we think you will like what you see!

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/

We also work closely with the Town of Plymouth's Center for Active Living.

For further information please contact the Senior Services/Outreach Librarian, Tom Cummiskey, at 508-830-4250, ext. 248 or TTY 508-747-5882, email to tcummiskey@ocln.org.