THE recent freezing conditions and heavy snow have made it difficult for some people to get out and about.
Well, Stockton Council's Library Service has been out and about with Home Delivery Service Officer, Debbie Henderson making sure no-one has to miss out on their favourite thrillers or romantic novels.
Using a sturdy sledge when needed, Debbie has been braving the elements as she covers her rounds across the Borough delivering books, CDs and DVDs.
Debbie said: "Obviously we use the library van as we cover 11 routes across the Borough over a three week period. However, one of the routes had a steep bank, so we left the van at the top and I used the sledge to get to the houses in question."
Councillor Mary Womphrey, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Arts, Leisure and Culture, said: "It is fantastic to see the library service going the extra mile to make sure the residents do not have to miss out on their regular delivery of books or CDs.
"During the freezing weather many people are unable to go out and there are many housebound residents who rely on this service and it is great they have been able to get their fix of Josephine Cox or Agatha Christie."
Care For Your Area staff have also been making sure residents have had their refuse and recycling collected. To date, all collections have been made on the scheduled day. Care services, including visits to residents' homes are operating despite the conditions.