The Forsyth County Public Library Homebound and Institutionalized Department, Adult
Outreach began delivering library materials to customers in 1972. The staff provides
these special services to customers who are homebound, institutionalized or otherwise
unable to travel to one of our library buildings.
We serve over 50 facilities in Forsyth County, which includes rest homes, nursing
homes, assisted livings, independent living apartments, continuing care retirement
communities as well as congregate meal sites, likewise known as the Senior Lunch
Program. We also provide service to detention centers and those who do not reside
in such facilities. In addition to supplying books in large print and select magazines
in large print, we also provide a selection of popular movies and audiobooks for
customers to enjoy. Downloadable Media is also a click away with a library card
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bifolkal Kits are unique tools offered to Activity
Directors working with seniors. The kits contain sensory stimulation activities
that are an excellent resource to engage seniors in theme based reminiscence activities.
Library materials are also available through the NC State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
and the toll free number is 1-888-388-2460.
We collaborate with the City of W-S as a supporter of the Piedmont Plus Senior Games
each year by helping with the Senior Games Kick-off Health and Information Fair,
Senior Games Luncheon Fundraiser and Opening Ceremonies
We host “Welcome To Medicare" programs at branch libraries in conjunction with the
Shepherd’s Center of Greater W-S. SHIIP counselors are available at the programs
to assist soon to be 65 year olds with navigating through parts A, B, C and D of
Medicare. More information is available about Medicare and SHIIP counselors on the
NCDOI and the official U.S. government
site for Medicare.
December through March the library posts information about the Low Income Energy
Assistance Program, seniors (60+) and disabled persons are potentially eligible
to receive assistance with their heating bill. More information about the program
can be found through the Department of Social Services.
The A.O. staff are ready to serve you when you “ find yourself at the Library,”
because we want the FCPL to be “ the very best place to start” when searching for