Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) now makes it easier than ever for rural residents in Mesa, Paterson, Plymouth, and beyond to get library books and materials delivered to them.
This convenient new rural library service reaches readers in remote areas of MCL’s service area in Benton and Franklin counties and is designed with future expansion in mind. Residents living furthest from an MCL branch are eligible for Rural Services delivery.
Currently, residents in the City of Mesa receive in-person delivery weekly, while residents of Paterson and Plymouth receive items to their mail boxes via the U.S. Postal Service. Library staff follow all State and local safety guidelines when delivering and mailing out materials.
New or existing Rural Services customers can call (509) 737-6375 or visit the library’s online catalog to place items on hold. They should select “Rural Services” as their pickup location. Items will be mailed or delivered in person to qualifying customers. Library grab bags are a great option for anyone who isn’t sure what to read; the request form is at midcolumbialibraries.org/grab-bag-request.
For questions or assistance, customers can contact MCL by phone, via email, or using the Ask the Library form. Learn more at midcolumbialibraries.org/branch/rural.
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