Homebound Services

Library Material Delivery

Want to take advantage of library materials, but can’t leave your house? We can help!

To qualify for our book delivery program, patrons must be:

  • Residents of Laconia, with a valid library card
  • Unable to leave their house due to age, disability, illness, or injury

Once this application is completed, the outreach coordinator will contact you and set up a time when a library employee or volunteer driver will come to deliver your materials. 

You may request specific titles or have an employee or volunteer pick out your materials for you, taking into consideration your tastes marked on the application. 

Talking Books from the State Library

The Talking Books Program exists to meet the reading needs and interests of New Hampshire residents who are physically unable to see, handle or process printed material comfortably.

Borrow the easy-to-use audio player and get books through the mail. Or listen anytime on your mobile device and many e-readers. 

BARD is available for those who would like to download books. BARD is a collection of over 50,000 audiobooks and magazines and braille materials available for eligible readers to download. The collection is added to daily. The recent contracts with commercial audiobook producers for book copies will be in addition to the 2,000 titles produced each year by NLS. Also to be added in the near future will be local and regional books produced by network libraries across the country. 

Contact the Outreach Librarian for more information about applying to this program. For more information about the program, visit the Talking Books website.

The Talking Books Program is funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). 

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