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“Books-In-Motion”: the mobile book cart

To increase patient comfort at the JGH, the Health Sciences Library and the Auxiliary are proud to introduce Books-In-Motion.

**CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! Would you like to volunteer for Books-in-Motion? Contact Sabrina Page, 514-340-8222 ext.25931.  

The cart brings books and current magazines in French and English to JGH patients, offering a little distraction during their hospital stay. The Auxiliary volunteers help in the distribution of the books, which are selected by each patient directly from the cart, and are theirs to keep if they choose.

Although the cart visits patients twice a week, often more ambulatory patients will head to the HSL to browse the selection available to them. The reading material is provided by The Auxiliary as well as by donations made by staff and the public.

"Books-In-Motion” got rolling in March 2010, as an initiative of the Patient Comfort Program, supported by the JGH Auxiliary in partnership with the Humanization of Care Committee and the Health Sciences Library. The service was launched on 5 North (Antenatal), followed by 8 West (Orthopedics), 2 G (Dialysis), 4 West and Northwest (Surgery), and 7 Northwest (Oncology). The “Books-In-Motion” mobile cart will eventually be available to patients in all departments, but especially to those in long-term care.

Approximately 500 books and magazines have been already distributed to patients. Book and magazine donations are greatly appreciated.

Please contact Sabrina Page at the HSL, 514-340-8222 x25931.

Updated February 2 2017