Research had shown that library services for "seniors" did not match the interests or characteristics of current adults, ages 50+ nor did these services reflect how aging is changing.
Resources from WebJunction. Good discussion area where people share information, programming ideas and grant information.
From Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki with articles about and links to resources for services to older adults.
ALA tips to planning services to older adults.
Blog about library services to adults from Pasco County Library System in Florida.
Services to older adults from the Alameda County Library in California.
Senior Spaces from the Old Bridge Public Library in New jersey.
Brief explanation from ALA about the importance of information literacy, in and outside of school. Links to many more pages about information literacy.
Site from the organization formed in 1989 to address information literacy needs.
Essay on WebJunction stressing the importance of information literacy in public libraries.
Proclamation from President Obama declaring October National Information Literacy Month.
ALA’s resource for programming, with tips, ideas, grants, and news.
ALA's resource for services and programs aimed at older adults.
Women's History Month (March)
Provided by the Library of Congress with ideas, images, and audio/visual clips to accompany programs.
National Poetry Month (April)
Poetry month ideas from the Academy of American Poets. Poem In your Pocket Day is particularly fun.
Information from the Census Bureau to provide background facts and figures for holidays and special events.
If you have an Idea or Program that is helpful for adults in the area please let us know. We would love to include it here.