Would you like to check out books, but getting to the library is difficult or impossible for you? Are you a friend or family member of a senior or someone with mobility issues? The East Lansing Public Library is launching a new Books By Mail program just for you. Here's how to get involved:
Step One: Fill out an application to start Books by Mail. You can sign up for yourself, a family member, or a friend, just make sure to include the name of the primary person we should contact in case of questions.
Step Two: We'll contact you to discuss how to select items for delivery.
Step Three: We'll mail your books to you in a heavy-duty zippered bag.
Step Four: Remove the zip tie and unzip the bag to remove your materials.
Step Five: Inside the bag you'll find your books, as well as a zip tie to use when you send your books back. Save the mailing label for later too.
Step Six: When you're ready to return your materials, put them back in the bag and close the zipper. Flip the mailing label over so that the mailing address with "East Lansing Public Library" is facing up. Then, secure the bag with the zip tie by threading it through the holes as shown.
Step Seven: The return postage is prepaid. You can leave it with your outgoing mail, or drop it off at the post office.
That's it! If you'd like to sign up for Books By Mail, call the East Lansing Public Library at 517-351-2420, or email us at ELPLBooksByMail@cityofeastlansing.com or fill out the form below: