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Books on Wheels

The Abilene Public Library’s Books on Wheels program started with a grant from the Abilene Community Foundation in January of 2005.  The program delivers books and other library materials to six retirement communities in Abilene and to home-bound patrons.

The mission of the Abilene Public Library Books on Wheels Program is to provide library resources to meet the informational, educational, cultural, leisure, and recreational needs of the Abilene Community home-bound and their caregivers.

Volunteers assist in delivering the materials on a bi-weekly or monthly basis to the following retirement communities:

Abilene Plaza / Chisholm Manor Apartments

Brown Memorial Home


Frontier Estates

Brookdale (formerly Sterling House)

Senior Center

Village Manor

Home-bound deliveries can be arranged for monthly delivery.  A home-bound patron eligible for home delivery is a resident of Abilene who is physically unable to visit the library due to physical disability or  advanced age. Homebound status must be verified by the patron’s doctor.

For more information about Books on Wheels, contact the outreach coordinator at 785-263-3082 or


We are currently looking for a volunteer to help with deliveries to Frontier Estates, every other Tuesday at 10:00 am.  If you are interested, please contact the library at 785-263-3082.


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