8.5 x 11
Year Published: 2004
Here's a handbook for planning and delivering innovative library services to one of today's fastest growing demographic groups: older adults. Chapters cover: collection building for seniors (including large print materials, audio books, program kits, and assistive technologies); discussion groups and coffee clubs; and programming. The authors provide practical guidance on partnering with other agencies; mixing seniors and youth for reading and storytimes as well as for computer-based activities. Programs covered include book and film discussion groups and topics ranging from cooking to travel to games and historical eras. You’ll also find step-by-step guidance for implementing Internet services to seniors, volunteer programs, outreach and homebound services, and services to residential facilities. A special section lists print and on-line sources for tips from other librarians reaching out to an aging population. Honnold and Mesaros show how to revitalize your library’s services to seniors with this comprehensive how-to manual.