While the COVID-19 crisis has left most of us feeling isolated and disconnected, many senior citizens and persons with disabilities have also lost critical social and educational lifelines.

Despite our temporary-closure, the Deerfield Public Library is committed to reaching all our patrons and providing modified services as best we can. With that in mind, during this time we will be offering free one-on-ones and check-ins for senior citizens and adults with developmental and physical disabilities.

These one-on-ones can be provided via phone, email, or Skype, and you do not need to be a Deerfield Public Library cardholder to receive this service. We can help with basic library and reference questions, accessing library e-materials and e-resources, basic technology assistance, read-alouds with discussion, or we can just be a friendly voice over the phone.

Our goal is to provide a connection to the library—and the community as a whole—during an especially challenging and isolating time.

If you have any questions about this service, or if you or someone you know might benefit from a library lifeline call, email Vicki at [email protected]. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are all in this together!

Contact: Vicki – [email protected]