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Group of senior citizen women do chair yoga.
Group of senior citizen women do chair yoga.

When the Palos Verdes Library District embarked on a major initiative to serve older adults, they knew the first step: a needs assessment.

Older adults touching palms
Older adults touching palms
Blog by Noah Lenstra

Reach older adults in your community with by partnering with local aging councils and agencies. 

Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
Sign that reads "Check out a litter clean up kit with your library card." There is an image of a bucket with gloves to represent the kit.
in News

Everyone expects to be able to check out books and DVDs. But telescopes? Cake pans? Litter clean-up kits?

3D-printed enhancer speaker for cell phone speakers
3D-printed enhancer speaker for cell phone speakers
in Program Models

Chicago Public Library found a way to celebrate artisans throughout history using the 21st-century technology in their makerspace. 

A black chalkboard with a bar graph in white chalk showing increasing amounts of coins, the last bar is the highest and it's yellow with a money bag on top.
A black chalkboard with a bar graph in white chalk showing increasing amounts of coins, the last bar is the highest and it's yellow with a money bag on top.
in News

ALA is seeking contributing authors for a book on personal finance and financial literacy in libraries.

Logo for American Creed Community Conversations project
Logo for American Creed Community Conversations project
in News

Public libraries are invited to apply by Nov. 19 for programming grants centered around a PBS film.

A dark green background with light green text that reads "I Read Banned Books. Thank you for writing them." All letters are capitalized.
A dark green background with light green text that reads "I Read Banned Books. Thank you for writing them." All letters are capitalized.
in News

Send a note of encouragement to the author of a banned book through ALA's Dear Banned Author campaign.

Three young children browsing books on a table at an outdoor event.
Three young children browsing books on a table at an outdoor event.
Blog by Jenn Carson

Mingling different age groups enables kids to learn from one another in new ways.