Mid-Life Adults

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The first wave of baby boomers began retiring in 2011. 76 million Americans will move into retirement healthier, better educated, and more energetic than any previous generation. In a sense they will redefine what “retiring” means. Without a doubt, these individuals as a group will change our communities and libraries.  
The ICfL is dedicated to providing information, training, technical assistance, and resources for Idaho libraries and their community partners for all areas relating to mid-life adults.
Our goal is to help libraries better serve and engage midlife adults by positioning libraries as catalysts, resources, meeting places, and partners in creating opportunities for midlife adults to learn, teach, lead, build skills, re-career, and become civically-engaged.
Next AvenueICfL and Idaho Public Television are partnering to make the Next Avenue online resource available and customized for Idaho users.  This website is rich with current news articles and blogs, videos from public television, and a spot to highlight public library programs and events in Idaho that will be of interest to this audience.
Topics include:
  • Health and well-being
  • Money and security
  • Work and purpose
  • Living and learning
  • Caregiving

Through our partnership with Idaho PTV, ICfL will encourage Idahoans to go to their local public library for additional useful resources and to use the public access computers and free wi-fi access to broadband Internet to access Next Avenue. ICfL's BTOP-funded "online @ your library" project is funding spots that will appear on statewide commercial television and radio. In addition, IdahoPTV is airing the spots on all four of their channels and providing additional public information with the "go to your library" message. 

Next Avenue is accessible from LiLI.org as well as from the Idaho PTV website.

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    Did you know?

    By 2014, 65% of current library customers will be between 50 and 75
    years of age.
    Population Breakdown by Generation  US Census
     
    Boomer Graph