Calling all book lovers!

The Royal Voluntary Service is running a free home library service across Dorset. The scheme operates from most libraries in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole and involves volunteers bringing a selection of books, large print, DVDs, CDs and audio tapes to people in their homes on a regular basis.

Royal Voluntary Service Books on Wheels operates by asking users to complete a questionnaire to indicate their tastes and preferences, but also over time, the friendly volunteer will get to know those that they are helping to such an extent, that they will begin to make their own recommendations and bring a selection of books or audio tapes they believe will be of interest.

Maria Jacobson, service manager for Dorset Home Library Service, says “For people who enjoy reading or listening to an audio recording but find getting out of the house challenging, this service offers a vital link to the local library. The service enables them to carry on doing something they’ve always enjoyed.”

We think this is an excellent service which may of interest to our members, so if you would like more information or to request a visit please contact the Royal Voluntary Service office on 01305 236666 or email Alternatively, you may speak to staff at your local library or visit the Royal Voluntary Service website for more information.