Books for Senior Living Communities

The library provides high-quality fiction and nonfiction titles that were once part of the circulating collection to community groups and underserved populations through our Sharebrary program.

  • Titles represent a variety of genres (fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, nonfiction, mystery etc.)
  • Sharebrary items are limited in quantity and not guaranteed
  • If you are interested in books for your community, please contact Graham Fox at

The Library Corner Isolated Senior Activity Packets

Designed specifically for older audiences, the library creates and delivers a fun, engaging, and visually stimulating activity packet monthly to isolated senior communities throughout Deschutes County. In every issue, a reader can find:

  • Uplifting articles
  • Free community resources
  • Brain games, coloring, and puzzles
  • Recipes
  • Health information
  • New books to read
  • Library resources and happenings

Contact Rya Fennewald at if you are interested in a delivery of up to 30 copies monthly for isolated senior groups.

Customized Librarian Visits

Community Librarians are available to visit Senior Living Communities anywhere in Deschutes County. Services that we provide include but not limited to:

  • Presentation on free library resources and library card sign-ups
  • Technology help and classes (Android Basics, iPhone Basics, iPad basics, and more)
  • Book talks on new and upcoming reads
  • Tales and Travel memory programming, an innovative book and reading library program that provides services directly to people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and related dementias

You can request a librarian visit by completing the Book-a-Librarian form

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Homebound Services

Homebound Services - For homebound customers, the library selects and delivers by mail books, audiobooks, music and more!

Library Rendezvous

The Library Rendezvous program is available to retirement homes who wish to provide their residents with a recreational outing and the opportunity to use library materials at Deschutes Public Library locations.

A monthly day and time is set up for each facility to visit their local library. Library staff and volunteers are on hand to welcome and assist residents during their visits. Currently we have the following facilities visiting our libraries:

Rya Fennewald
601 NW Wall Street
Bend, OR 97703
P: (541) 617-7092
Facility Location Day and Time
Aspen Ridge East Bend 1st Friday, 1:30 PM
Awbrey House East Bend 2nd Tuesday, 10:00 AM
Bend Villa Retirement East Bend 3rd Thursday, 9:10 AM
Fox Hollow East Bend 4th Friday, 1:30 PM
High Desert Retirement East Bend 3rd Friday, 2:30 PM
Whispering Winds East Bend 2nd Friday, 1:30 PM

Page Last Modified Friday, January 12, 2024