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Resources for Adult Services

Services to Adults

Life after 50

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.

Older Adults and Seniors

Resources from WebJunction. Good discussion area where people share information, programming ideas and grant information.

Services to Older Adults

From Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki with articles about and links to resources for services to older adults.

Serving Older Adults @ your library

ALA tips to planning services to older adults.

PCLS Senior Services Blog

Blog about library services to adults from Pasco County Library System in Florida.

Alameda County Library Older Adult Services

Services to older adults from the Alameda County Library in California.

Old Bridge Public Library Senior Spaces

Senior Spaces from the Old Bridge Public Library in New jersey.

Information literacy

Introduction to Information Literacy

Brief explanation from ALA about the importance of information literacy, in and outside of school. Links to many more pages about information literacy.

National Forum on Information Literacy

Site from the organization formed in 1989 to address information literacy needs.

Information Literacy and Public Libraries

Essay on WebJunction stressing the importance of information literacy in public libraries.

Presidential Proclamation for National Information Literacy Month

Proclamation from President Obama declaring October National Information Literacy Month.

Programming for Adults

General Programming Ideas

Programming Librarian

ALA’s resource for programming, with tips, ideas, grants, and news.

Keys to Engaging Older Adults @ your library

ALA's resource for services and programs aimed at older adults.

Subject-specific Programming Ideas

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.

Facts for Features & Special Editions

Information from the Census Bureau to provide background facts and figures for holidays and special events.


Help Us

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.

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