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Book Buddies Homebound Delivery

What is Book Buddies?

Book Buddies is a free delivery service available for homebound senior residents of Farmington/Farmington Hills who are confined to their homes due to advanced age, illness, or injury and have no household member available to retrieve library items on their behalf.

Residents must have a valid FCL Card in order to use this service. If you don’t have a valid card, contact Anna Granch, Senior Outreach Coordinator, at (248) 848-4311 or anna.granch@farmlib.org to get one set up.

How do I sign up for Book Buddies?

To sign up for Book Buddies, contact Anna Granch and request to be enrolled with Book Buddies. Anna will ask for the following information:

  • – First and last name
  • – Birthdate
  • – Home address 
  • – Phone number
  • – Material type you’d like delivered (books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD, large print, etc.) 
  • – Favorite genres (fiction, nonfiction, mystery, romance, best sellers, etc.)
  • – Favorite authors
  • – Other reading interests/needs you’d like to share

How often will I get Deliveries?

Delivery schedules are coordinated between the homebound resident and Anna or a Book Buddies Volunteer.

What items can be requested through Book Buddies?

Patrons can request the following items:

  • – Regular print books
  • – Large print books
  • – Books on CD
  • – Music CDs
  • – DVDs 
  • – Magazines

How many items can I check out through Book Buddies?

At this time, there is no limit on the number of items that can be checked out through Book Buddies.

Who will deliver the items to my home?

Anna or a Book Buddies Volunteer will deliver and retrieve items.

Will I be charged overdue fines for items checked out through Book Buddies?

The Farmington Community Library is fine free, so no overdue fines will be charged. However, patrons are responsible for lost and damaged items and will be billed for any items lost and damaged.