If you can no longer visit a KRL branch because of age or disability you may qualify for Kitsap Regional Library's Outreach Services. Outreach is at the heart of KRL's commitment to public service. Outreach Services is one of the least known programs that the library offers, but it is an immensely important connection for some of Kitsap's most isolated residents.
Outreach provides a monthly home visit from a library staff member who hand delivers personally chosen materials for the homebound patron. This service creates a link between the community and individuals who are homebound and otherwise unable to participate in the library's programs and services. The library's Outreach staff regularly calls patrons who are enrolled in the program to check on how they like the books and other materials that have been delivered and to select new materials for the next delivery.
Audiobooks are very popular among Outreach patrons. The Outreach staff is always on the lookout for new audiobooks in the collection that may fit the needs of a homebound individual. Applications for this Outreach service can be obtained by visiting any KRL branch, by calling 360-405-9123, or online.
At Senior Housing Sites
Kitsap Regional Library's Outreach Services Department supplies deposit collections at every major senior residential facility in Kitsap County. These collections of large print books include a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles. The deposit collections are changed on a monthly basis to assure that the residents at any one facility have a constantly changing set of titles to choose from.The deposit collections are available for all residents of the facility to enjoy.
For more information about KRL's deposit collections, call 360-405-9123.
Outreach Services has its own collection of large-print books and audiobooks. Audio formats include cassette tapes, CDs and Playaways. Additionally, all large-print and audiobooks that are part of the regular Kitsap Regional Library collection are available to Outreach patrons.