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One of the biggest related questions facing library system directors, branch managers, and programming librarians is what kind of programs can libraries provide that offer meaningful engagement for older adults—and how can libraries implement and pay for programs with limited staff and shrinking budgets?

Questions 1 – 10 were directed to libraries that offer, or have offered, physical activity programming for older adults. What types of physical activity programs (if any) have you offered older adults at your library? Libraries reported offering a wide range of physical activity programs for older adults.

May 31, 2016 · For example, in 2014 and 2015, the AARP Foundation Integrated Services for Older Adults initiative gave grants to four libraries to develop services to adults over 50. Jacksonville (Fla.) Public Library used its grant to develop the JPL50+ program.

Adults Prefer Physical Classrooms to Virtual. While many may attest to the idea that online leaning is a wave that future generations will ride, today’s adults prefer learning the old-fashioned way: in a classroom with other students and a teacher at the front of the room. For many, this continued education takes place at their local libraries.

10 a.m. for adults Editor Holly Atkinson will provide an overview of today's publishing world, the options available for authors and how to go indie. A Romancing the Station event. Registration starts September 9; call 417-616-0683. Super Marvel Marathon Strafford Branch Library noon-3 p.m. for age 13 and older.