Source: The Bergen Record, June 18, 1970
Teaneck Library To Service Shut-Ins
The Teaneck Public Library 's Service for Shut-ins which delivers books to anybody in the community who requests it because of physical disability or illness that makes a personal visit to the library impossible, is eight years old this month. The library is marking the event, says Assistant Director Renee Victor, who is in charge of the Shut-In program, by making certain there will be no interruption in the service during her absence in Spain and Portugal on an early vacation which begins this week. Miss Victor has made arrangements for the deliveries of books on the third Wednesday of the month, as always in the past.
The library will also continue to honor requests for books from new patrons who call in and explain that illness or other disability makes it difficult for them to come to the library. Miss Victor also points out that the service is for convalescents recently incapacitated who must stay home several weeks or longer as well as those whose disabilities are permanent. The library serves them all and there is no fee for the service. Since it was established in May 1962, various community organizations and individual volunteers have cooperated with Miss Victor and the library staff in making deliveries of books magazines, records and other materials all over Teaneck. One of the most active volunteers on Miss Victor's staff at present is Mrs. Herbert A. Sharey. The local chapter of the National Council of Jewish women has from the start participated in the program and its members have often made deliveries direct to homes all over Teaneck. Mr. George Murphy and Mr. Emmett Ryan of the library's custodial staff have also been active in the Shut-In program as drivers and in other capacities.
Future plans call for expansion of the service, and it is Miss Victor's hope that it will ultimately include every person in Teaneck who cannot come to the library because of illness or disability. The Teaneck library will be glad to come to them, she says, as it has for the past eight years.