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The Palmerston North Public Library commenced a service for housebound people in February 1972, and by 1976 it was servicing 36 people and growing. A volunteer delivered books on a fortnightly basis to people unable to visit the Library themselves and did not have a relative able to help. The service is still provided by the Palmerston North City Library to housebound patrons. Right: Miss Blakeley delivering books.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011N_L40_004982
Title
Palmerston North Library service to housebound people
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection L40
Date
April 30, 1975

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Creation

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Place
Palmerston North

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Taxonomy

Tags
1970s,
black and white,
books,
home service,
people,
photographs,
reading,
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