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Edenmore Nursing Home welcomes home library service

01 Dec 2023

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This #GoodNewsFriday we hear from Edenmore Nursing Home about their new home library service.

Edenmore Nursing Home is delighted to partner with Ilfracombe Library to welcome the Home Library Service through their doors and open their residents to the wonderful world of literature.

The Home Library Service is a bespoke book delivery service which is volunteer-led and fully-funded. It provides access to a library service for the residents, who are no longer able to go to the library for their books of choice.

Books are picked based on the residents' interests and hand-delivered every four weeks, giving those who receive them enough time to read through what they have chosen and then exchange for new ones. 

As well as book, there are also audiobooks and tablets available to borrow, making the service accessible for those with sight loss and granting access to a wide range of books, newspapers, and magazines online.

Edenmore says:

It's widely known that reading can be a great brain exercise, as well as a relaxing outlet to relieve stress levels. Stimulating stories with captivating illustrations can ignite feelings of joy, curiosity, and nostalgia, especially if a person has been an avid reader in their lifetime. The service has exemplified the importance of such communal gatherings in promoting a sense of belonging and shared experiences. The team remain dedicated to crafting more heart-warming experiences that enrich the lives of its residents and bring the community closer together.

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