Meet Glenroy resident Mr Kevin White.
Mr White has been a Merri-bek Home Library Service customer for the past 4 years and has generously offered to share how much the service means to him – hoping others who need the service reach out.
Mr White’s letter to us read:
“I am 95 and live alone after losing my wife Pat several years ago. I became depressed and very much disillusioned with life and on the advice of a friend I contacted the Glenroy Library about their home book delivery service, as I was unable to visit the library.
"Sarah (Home Library Service Librarian) came to visit me at my home and we discussed the type of books I liked to read.
"She understood my situation and arranged a monthly book delivery of my favourite stories of 17th and 18th century westerns set in America and stories of life in the early days.
"For the past 4 years (or so) Sarah and the team have continued to have my favourite delivered each month to me.
"For someone living alone – and there are many of us – the opportunity to be able to read a book helps in many ways to overcome the loneliness that comes in our old age. It has certainly made a difference in my life and helps to stimulate your mind and to forget all the daily worries that we encounter in our lives.
"This is a wonderful service for those who need it the most.”