livre adapté médiathèque Langres

g | If you can’t come to the library, they will come to you

This is a first for Langrois, media bookstores setting up a home document delivery service for Langrois who can’t afford to go to Marcel-Arland or René Goscinny. explanations.

Getting out of the walls and staying engaged with the audience, these have been the keywords for media libraries for a few years now. Hence, various actions have been taken to reach a wide audience. Story time, digital workshops for everyone or for seniors in particular, geek cafes… There is no shortage of ideas. But there are still people who cannot come to the media library in the city center or to the Quartiers-Neufs bookstore.

There is what we call the disabled masses. They are isolated elderly people, people with disabilities, or others who have problems leaving their homes. These are the people we want to reach. So we decided to create a home delivery service. The Inter-Municipal Center for Social Action (CIAS, editor’s note) is also helping us by bringing this new service to supported people,” explains Claire Gondor, Langres Media Libraries Manager.

Two Thursdays in the month

The idea is simple: people in or around Langres who cannot commute call media libraries to book all kinds of documents available for loan. These documents would be brought to their homes by Mary Ann Zalda, the media libraries cultural broker.

All documents that can be borrowed from media libraries can be taken to the home of people who request them (© JHM).

“Among the documents, there are obviously press, DVDs and CDs but also adapted works such as books with broad vision or audio,” Mary Ann Zaldua specifies. And so, two Thursdays a month, Mary Ann would leave with the documents booked in her car to deliver and why not give a little time to read aloud. “Depending on the number of people who sign up, I will be able to organize this moment of reading which can be a real plus for these people who are often isolated.”

A great initiative that could be a good way to combat the loneliness of those masses who actually find themselves far from many services. “It is a desire to maintain a connection with the public. We often think of people with disabilities or isolated elderly people, but there are also other factors, sometimes psychological, that can play a role. With confinement, we have noticed that some people find it more difficult to leave their homes and these The service is also for them,” Claire Gondor confirms. This initiative, which has been in effect since January 1, is the first and then enters a testing phase that will last for one year. “Then, given its success, we’ll see if we can maintain it or if there are improvements that need to be made,” concludes Claire Gondor.

Patricia Charmelot

p.charmelot@jhm.fr

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