Library Delivery

May 2024 View more

Stacks of books on a table

When James Nichols died in 1895, he bequeathed $10,000 to the City of Naperville, establishing the library that still bears his name. He did so to ensure “no child would be without books as he had been.” Over the past 129 years, the library has built upon his legacy in many ways, one of which is to include seniors in his vision.

Through its home delivery program, residents who can’t visit the library due to a disabling condition can have materials delivered to their home every four weeks. “While some participants select their own materials, the vast majority rely on our expertise to select materials to read, watch, or listen to based on their interests and preferences,” explains Karen Luster, the library’s adult and teen services supervisor.

A disabled person having books delivered

Available to any Naperville Public Library cardholder, the program currently delivers to 17 living communities in Naperville and serves 139 people. “Our home delivery service has grown by 41 percent since 2017,” she says. “We’ve received a lot of great feedback about the materials selected and the positive impact it’s had on their lives.”

Visit to download a sign-up form or contact the staff at or 630-637-6314.


Photos: Naperville Public Library