Books on wheels

The Duluth Public Library hopes to bring back the literary equivalent of Meals on Wheels, but it will take volunteers to make it happen.

The library’s home-delivery service is a way to bring books to and from residents who can’t get to a library because of physical limitations. Budget and staffing cuts forced it to drop home delivery in 2008, when it had nearly 100 participants. The library now is at the point where it can consider restoring the service, said Renee Zurn, digital and outreach library supervisor.

This is where you might come in. Volunteers are needed to select and deliver books and can expect to serve from four to six hours per month. Training will be provided.

Contact volunteer coordinator Cheryl Skafte at (218) 730-4334 or cskafte@duluthmn.gov to request an application.

The service is expected to start in late spring.

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