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Homebound Services

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Can't get to the library? Cranston Public Library's Books @ Home program brings library materials to you!

CPL offers homebound services for Cranston residents who still live in their own home or apartment. Patrons may be permanently homebound, or temporarily unable to drive because of illness or injury.

A volunteer driver will deliver to you once every three weeks:

  • Books (in regular or large print)
  • Audiobooks
  • Magazines
  • Music CDs
  • Documentary DVDs

The service is completely free. There are no charges or overdue fees.

To get started, we'll ask you a few questions about your interests, likes, and dislikes. After that, we will deliver your first book bag. We'll be in touch in three weeks to check if any renewals are needed and arrange a date for the next delivery. Download the brochure and request form here. (opens a PDF in a new tab)

Call Karen McGrath at 401-781-6116 or email her at karenmcgrath@cranstonlibrary.org (opens email) to register for the service or become a volunteer driver.

Talking Books Library

With funding from the Library of Congress National Library Service, the Rhode Island Talking Books Library (TBL) program provides digital audiobooks, braille books, and other reading materials and equipment free to Rhode Island residents who are visually impaired, blind, or physically handicapped and unable to read standard print materials.

To learn more about this program and find out if you qualify, visit the RI Office of Library & Information Services Talking Books Library (link opens in a new tab) website or ask your library for more information.

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