MAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
A Sorenson videophone is available for use during library hours of operation at May Memorial Library (342 South Spring Street, Burlington, NC). The videophone is a Video Relay System which allows a deaf person to use sign language with an interpreter/phone relay operator who will then make the call and translate for a hearing person. May Memorial Library is open Mon.-Fri. 9-9, Fri. and Sat. 9-6 and Sun. 1-5.
ALAMANCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Alamance County Public Libraries offers a homebound Outreach Services Program through the main branch, May Memorial Public Library. The Outreach Coordinator oversees volunteers who deliver bins of Large Print materials to homebound patrons throughout the county.
The Outreach Coordinator helps patrons with book selection and materials. She also refers patrons to the NC Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped for home delivery of books on tape or in Braille, mailed from Raleigh. She works with site personnel to meet the needs of patrons living in nursing homes, retirement communities and adult care homes.
Some of the Outreach Large Print titles are also found at May Memorial Library on the main floor, close to the DVD collection, to allow browsing by patrons who visit the branch. If a title you want to check out has the location "Outreach" in the catalog, just ask a staff member to bring the book to you. The library orders large print copies of the authors and titles most in demand, especially bestsellers.
The lives of the elderly and the homebound are enriched by this valuable service provided by the library. As the use of Outreach Services has increased, there is a need for more volunteers to deliver materials to homebound patrons. If you have an interest in volunteering, please call 336-229-3588 and ask for Outreach.