Blog posts in Mid-Life Adults

World Book Night 2012 - Find Out How You Can Volunteer

Do you love a book so much you want everyone to read it?

World Book Night launched in the UK in 2011 and saw passionate readers across
that beautiful country, give 1 million books to light or non readers to spread
the joy and love of reading. Reading changes lives and at the heart of World
Book Night lies the simplest of ideas and acts - that of putting a book into

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What about the small library?

Ok, all you small libraries out there: listen up! I know how hard it is to get excited about one more program.  As you think of all the time and effort it will take to get it moving, you think:  "Where is all that time and effort supposed to come from?"  You of course!

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Caregivers for Older Adults

Idaho has seen an influx of the elderly as many choose the state as a place to retire.  Idaho's cost of living is lower, and they can afford a lifestyle that is more comfortable. As they move closer to family, family members are taking on caregiving roles.

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Smart Investing@Your Library

The economy of the last few years has made many aware of the need for more financial literacy.  The American Library Association partnered with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to create  http://smartinvesting.ala.org/, a program that addresses the growing need for unbiased financial and investor education at the

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Volunteering in Libraries

All the topics in the Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship were informative.  However, many Fellows reported that the section on using volunteers in the library was especially intriguing for two reasons: libraries are always short staffed, and volunteers can become valuable advocates for the library.   Volunteers have always been invaluable in the support rol

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Matching Volunteers to the Right Missions

The NY Times had an inspiring article in their November 11 issue on the creative use of volunteers. Given tight budgets and expanding needs, libraries everywhere are looking for more ways to use volunteers effectively and in a variety of roles.  If your library is one of these, you might find this an interesting read.

Here is a brief excerpt from the article:

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ICfL Launches Webpage for Mid-Life Adults

LogoThe Idaho Commission for Libraries launched a new web page dedicated to programming, services, and planning for mid-life adults or boomers.  Library

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Mid-Life Adult Advisory Committee Members Present at ILA Annual Conference

Five members of the newly formed Mid-Life Adult Advisory Committee (MLAAC) presented at the Annual ILA Conference in Boise this past October. Their presentation Baby Boomers and Beyond focused on library programs and services for the Boomer Generation. Apparently there was alot of interest as it was standing-room only for the one-hour presentation.

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ICfL Forms Mid-Life Adult Advisory Committee

The Idaho Commission for Libraries is pleased to announce the formation of the first state-wide advisory committee to address services for mid-life adults. The 11 committee members are all Fellows from the IMLS Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship.

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Books to Action...Learn, Talk, Do

One of the most exciting programs I learned about during the Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship (TLA50) was a partnership between Multnomah County Library http://www.multcolib.org/  and Hands on Greater Portland http://www.handsonportland.org/ called Books to Action.   Community members read