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Partners in Reading for Seniors (PIRS)

What is PIRS?

PIRS is the Partner in Reading for Seniors program at the Brighton Memorial Library. This free program aims at partnering volunteers to read or deliver library materials to homebound seniors living in Brighton.


To receive services, an applicant must be a homebound senior resident living in the Town of Brighton. To volunteer for the program, volunteers must be 18 or older with a driver’s license. Please know that there could be a waiting period if there are not enough volunteers to be paired with senior residents or vice versa.

Library Materials & Loan Periods

Any circulating library materials within the Monroe County Library System are eligible for check out. This includes books (regular or large print), books on CD, DVDs, music, and art kits. Any items that are not immediately available for check out at the Brighton Memorial Library can be placed on hold by the senior resident or their volunteer. The volunteer will check out items on their senior’s card that either their senior requested or the volunteer believes is of interest to the senior. Each item will differ with its loan period. We ask each volunteer to return their senior resident’s items by their due date stated on the checkout receipt.

Delivery and Reading Times

Deliveries are made by volunteers. If an assigned volunteer is unavailable, then the delivery will be made by a Brighton Memorial Library employee. The frequency, time, and dates for delivery or reading will be agreed upon by the volunteer and their senior resident.

How to Apply

Please fill out either a volunteer or senior resident application below. The application can be dropped off at Brighton Memorial Library’s Check Out Desk, mailed to Brighton Memorial Library, or emailed to

A senior and a PIRS volunteer.
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