Older adults & seniors

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Among the many diverse communities that libraries serve, older adults and seniors continue to be a growing population with unique needs. Libraries are adapting programming and outreach strategies, developing senior-friendly spaces, and implementing adaptive technologies for this community. In this section you will find lists of helpful suggestions, case studies of individual libraries, and other resources to help your library provide better services to older adults and seniors.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

Most Recently Added

Why do we fall for misinformation?

Publish Date: Webinar / 10 July 2024

Explore opportunities to increase capacity for public library staff and community members to address and navigate problematic information.

Empowering informed communities

Publish Date: News / 18 June 2024

Public libraries are uniquely positioned to support communities facing current information-related challenges. To do this, library workers need research-based resources and tools on information literacy and misinformation.

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Let’s Talk Race: Community Healing through Conversation

Publish Date: Webinar / 14 November 2023

Richland Library launched the open-source Let’s Talk Race Curriculum, providing a set of easy-to-follow resources for other organizations to implement locally to deepen community connections.

Resources for supporting Veterans and military-affiliated patrons

Publish Date: News / 1 November 2023

Libraries play a vital role in serving the diverse needs of their communities, and one group that often benefits greatly is our nation's Veterans, current military members, and their families. Chances are you’re already doing great work in welcoming ...

Golden Hour with the Library

Publish Date: News / 14 February 2023

Forsyth County Public Library is taking programming on the road to meet some of their senior community members where they live. Golden Hour with the Library offers interactive activities based around a theme, such as travel, holiday traditions, or cr...

Libraries & Veterans National Forum Toolkit

Publish Date: News / 25 October 2022

Veterans, military service members, and their families are among users of virtually every library across the country. Indeed, libraries play a significant role in supporting veterans and military-affiliated patrons by welcoming them to the community,...