Port Hedland Libraries launches homebound delivery service

Published on Friday, 1 May 2020 at 8:26:09 AM

The Town of Port Hedland Libraries have launched a monthly homebound delivery service, whereby Hedland community members can contact the Library staff and request library items for home delivery.

The initiative is in response to COVID-19 restrictions, resulting in Libraries across the country having to shut their doors to abide by social gathering requirements.

Hon. Commissioner Fred Riebeling AM JP said the homebound delivery service demonstrated the Library staff’s commitment to keeping the local community engaged, entertained and learning during this unprecedented time.

“I’d like to commend the Port Hedland Libraries staff for adapting to the drastic changes we’ve all experienced as a result of COVID-19. Simple pleasures like popping down to the Library just aren’t possible at the moment, so a homebound delivery service is the next best thing.

“It’s not just about accessing items; it’s also about our older residents and members of vulnerable groups still being able to see the friendly faces of our Libraries team. The library staff engage via phone to ensure the health and well-being of this group.

“The public health precautions of social distancing and staying at home have helped stopped the spread, but there’s also been national reports of increasing rates of feelings of isolation, anxiety and stress.

“For people who are able to access the internet, I’d encourage them to log on to the Port Hedland website, register for free and explore a range of video streaming, eBook and eMagazine resources digitally.

“We’re also rolling out a click and collect service next week, whereby you’ll be able to drive up and collect your pre-ordered items with minimal person to person contact.”

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Marketing Communication and Events
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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