The Library Bill of Rights identifies the provision of information to an entire community as an essential role of libraries. In an effort to achieve this standard, Homebound Programs exist in many public libraries to provide services to patrons who are physically unable to visit the library. When reviewing the literature, it can be observed that homebound programming is often operating just as it was 40 years ago, though libraries and communities have changed drastically in that time. Evaluating the outreach services currently offered to homebound patrons in Iowa can help one understand what services are commonly provided in the region, evaluate weaknesses, and identify changes that can be made to meet the needs of a unique population within a modern society.
Public Libraries, Homebound, Services
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