New service shares love of reading with residents

Residents at a local nursing home have partnered with Ilfracombe library to provide residents with a bespoke book delivery service.

Residents at Edenmore can access the new Home Library Service which sees books delivered straight to their doors.

Volunteer led, books are picked based on the reader’s interests and hand delivered every four weeks, giving those who receive them enough time to read through what they have chosen and then exchange them for new ones.

As the weeks pass, volunteers can befriend family members and bond over the joy of reading. The service offers audiobooks and also makes 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.

A spokesman for the home said: “It is 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 the past.

The service exemplifies the importance of such communal gatherings in promoting a sense of belonging and shared experiences. The team remain dedicated to crafting more heartwarming experiences that enrich the lives of residents & brings the community closer.”

Local News – The Ilfracombe Magazine