In co-ordination with Central Bedfordshire Libraries, Stotfold Good Neighbours Group offers a Library Outreach service to those who are housebound both in Stotfold and here in Fairfield. Volunteers deliver books, audio material, DVDs and puzzles.

This is not simply a delivery service but develops into an extension of the Stotfold Good Neighbours Group’s befriending service: the volunteer builds a rapport with the client, and spends time in conversation about their book choices and activities. Initially, Stotfold library staff complete a profile form with the customer over the phone to determine their reading preferences. For example, not only the genre of reading material preferred, but also special requirements such as large print or spoken word books where eyesight is poor. Books are then delivered every two to four weeks.

If you are interested either in accessing this service or in becoming a volunteer, please contact Hazel Irwin on 07885211830 or email