Blog posts in Mid-Life Adults

Can Your Library Use More Staff?

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How many times have you wished for more help in your library?  From Summer Reading to outreach, there isn't enough time to implement all your ideas.

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Dream Volunteers

Asking in order to receive is not a new concept. Whether the approach is based in religion or follows as outlined in pop culture books, the idea runs something like this: through the power of positive thinking, the thinker influences the outcome. No matter how outlandish or seemingly unattainable your desire, this philosophy states, all you have to do is ask and you will receive it.

Bridging Library Cultures

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One of the positive results from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Library Association's Grant "Bridging Cultures: Muslim Journeys Bookshelf" and two “Let’s Talk About It" (LTAI) book discussion series, themed  "Points of View" and "Connected Histories", is a  collaboration of local libraries.

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Hands on Activities Equal a Big Kids Playground

The recent emphasis on maker spaces and maker events brings
home the idea that using multiple senses and problem solving allows greater
learning and better retention. Whether it’s electrifying a banana, creating a
whirli-gig, whipping up a batch of marshmallows, or putting together a 3D
puzzle, hands on activities allow adults to engage in ways often unavailable in
their daily lives.
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Developing Volunteer Management Skills

If you need support as a volunteer coordinator, are considering creating a volunteer program in your library, or want to take your volunteer program to the next level, joining an organization especially for volunteer managers might be the answer.  Volunteer managers realize the important role they play in helping their organization meet its mission.  Participating in a volun

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MySocialSecurity

ICfL is partnering with the Social Security Administration to help Idahoans keep abreast of their Social Security benefits.

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Maker Programs for Adults!

Advocating for hands-on adult programming may be summed up by the following note left on a program evaluation sheet by a customer…

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TLA 50 FB Page Provides Great Ideas

HomeRemember Transforming Life After 50? They still have a couple of sites devoted to mid-life adults that are worth keeping an eye on!  

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New Online Resource for "Seasoned" Folks!

We are not old, we are seasoned! That's the tagline for a new resource we found online.  It ties in well
with our mid-life adult initiative and should prove a valuable resource. Seasoned Times is dedicated
to encouraging wise and healthy aging. You can visit often as new content is

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Skilled volunteer told our story

Do you need to find a newspaper article from 1945 about your grandfather’s return from World War II? We can do that. Are you interested in learning more about the history of your house? Let us show you where to start. You want to know when Tommy Lasorda coached Pocatello’s baseball team? Here’s our binder of local VIPs. How did the library begin and how did we get to where we are today?