Anxious to kick back with the latest James Patterson thriller? Or escape on a rainy afternoon with a Danielle Steel tome? Perhaps listen to a captivating book on tape or watch a video?
Our libraries are brimming with enticing books, marvelous music, interesting videos and the newest books on tape - and they’re available even for those people who are physically unable to get there. Miami-Dade, Palm Beach and Broward County libraries offer a books-by-mail service for homebound readers - those with chronic illnesses, physical disabilities and frailties of age (they even offer services to facilities such as nursing homes and groups who serve the elderly). Here’s how it works: Fill out an application form (see links below for contact information), qualified applicants can then call or e-mail in their requests and they’ll be mailed to them. Those who can only read large print books due to a visual impairment can file a "Certification of Disability" form to qualify for free postage. Other Broward and Miami-Dade applicants will receive the books postage free, but have to pay return postage unless a friend, family member or caretaker can return them; Palm Beach County picks up the postage tab for its recipients. (This is for county libraries only, check with your city library for its policy).
- Miami-Dade County libraries: 305-474-7251.
- Broward County libraries: 954-357-5757.
- Palm Beach County libraries: 561-649-5500 (Greater West Palm Beach) or 888-789-5151 (South County and Glades)
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