Did you know that the Montclair Public Library offers a unique, personalized service to
those who cannot easily leave their homes? Home Assisted Service, or H.A.S., allows
library materials - books, videos, CDs, cassettes, books on tape and information - to be
delivered, weekly, to those who cannot come to the library in person! The Library is very
proud of this service, and would like to see more eligible Montclair residents take
advantage of it. If you are a Montclair resident and are not able to leave your home,
temporarily or permanently, please contact Joyce Jollimer at x2248 for more
information. If you know of someone who qualifies and would benefit from this service,
please refer them to the Library!
Sounds Great! How Do I Sign Up?
• Participants must live in Montclair • The program is designed for those who cannot leave their homes with ease, either temporarily or permanently. • Participants must have a valid library card, free of fines. If the patron does not have an existing library card, one can be issued to them when they apply for the service. • Deliveries are made once a week on Tuesday. Patrons must call the library by noon on Monday for Tuesday delivery. • H.A.S. patrons are responsible for accepting books from the driver. If they cannot come to the door, a safe place must be designated where books can be exchanged.
• Call the Reference Desk (973-744-0500 x2235) • Call ANYTIME the library is open, the BEST time to call is in the mornings. Be sure to call BY Monday at noon at the latest for Tuesday pickup/delivery. • Identify yourself as a H.A.S. patron, tell staff member how many items are to be picked up and how man/which items you'd like delivered. • You may request specific titles or make general requests such as a mystery written in 2002 or a few books by Mary Higgins Clark. • If the books you request are not available, the library would be happy to place a reserve or interlibrary loan for you free of charge.
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to New Jersey Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about their health insurance. SHIP is a statewide program sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services with major funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Volunteer counselors, trained in areas of health insurance coverage and benefits that affect Medicare beneficiaries, provide information and assistance for dealing with claims and in evaluating health insurance needs.
The counselors do not provide legal advice, sell, recommend, endorse any specific insurance product, agent, insurance company, Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) or Private Fee-for-Service (PFFS) plan. They provide information and assistance so that you can make your own decisions. Counseling is free of charge.
Appointments are scheduled on Mondays, from 2-3PM and 3-4PM, and can be made by calling the Reference Desk, at x2235 at 973-744-0500 x2235 or email@example.com