What is Homebound Delivery
HomeBound delivery is an outreach program of Mt. Lebanon Public Library. It enables homebound residents of Mt. Lebanon to use the library's resources without coming to the library itself.
Who is Eligible
Mt. Lebanon residents, regardless of age, who are in private homes, retirement homes, hospitals or nursing homes and are unable to visit the library because of temporary of permanent physical, visual or other limitation may receive HomeBound delivery.
How Does it Work
Any of the library's circulating materials including books, large print books, audiobooks, magazines, music CDs and videos may be requested. You can request specific materials or staff can select materials based on your Reader Profile. Library volunteers will deliver and pick up all items from your place of residence. Deliveries are made as soon as possible upon request.
How Do you Join
It's easy. Complete the HomeBound Reader Profile and send it to the library or call 412-531-1912 and ask for HomeBound Delivery. A librarian will be happy to assist you.
Adaptive Technology Can Help You:
Read a newspaper
View a website
Write and read letters
Devices to Help You:
Optelec Magnifier Reader
MAGic magnifying software
JAWS® speech software
Kurzweil 3000 speech software
Kurzweil Reading Edge scanner
Sound Choice Assistive Listening, Inc. Infrared Audio Transmitter
20-inch computer monitors
Audio tape listening devices
We Can Help You
The Library has a long-standing commitment to Adaptive Technology and information for everyone. Please contact us if you have any questions or a special request.
Donations Are Welcome
Additional equipment and materials will be very useful to disabled Library patrons. Groups or individuals who are interested in donating such items should contact the Library at 412-531-1912.
One-on-one computer tutoring is available with volunteer tutors at various times. Call or stop by the Reference Desk for details and to sign up for a one hour session. 412-531-1912
Tutoring is available for:
Internet Searching and Email
The difference between theatre and Readers’ Theatre is that in Readers’ Theatre there is no stage setting, and the actors read from scripts so there is not the necessity to memorize lines. However, it is not merely “reading”; the actors do act and interact with each other. They bring scenes to life for the enjoyment of the audience.
Who are the Members
This is a group of mostly retired men and women who have the time to rehearse and perform. However, it is open to anyone with an interest in performing.
Where do we Perform
At local retirement homes, senior citizen centers, stroke survivors groups, and other places by request. Some of the places where Readers’ Theatre regularly appear are The Devonshire of Mt. Lebanon, Baptist Manor, and South Hills Jewish Community Center.
When do we Perform
Usually there are about eight performances a month, on weekdays in late morning or early afternoon. The members meet once a month to determine what play or plays will be done the following month.
What do we Perform
In keeping with the spirit of entertainment, usually short amusing pieces are chosen. Some examples are scenes from Arsenic and Old Lace and Neil Simon’s Odd Couple.
How do I Join
New members are always welcome. To join, contact a Reference Librarian at 412-531-1912 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.