Designed and delivered more than 25 programs on a wide range of topics from finance, health, travel, genealogy, cooking, crafts, and the environment, to author presentations – all in response to the identified interests and needs of this community’s Boomer population. Also offered “how-to” programs on living with cancer, taking care of grandchildren, finding affordable housing, and improving job seeking skills. Made outreach presentations to 6 service clubs and designed program promotional flyers. Began redesigning volunteer positions and participated in a city volunteer fair. Also participated in the State Library’s related Get Involved initiative and received a Met Life Fit for Life grant. By leveraging these three projects, the library was able to effectively expand their skilled volunteer pool, increase health related programming opportunities, and utilize new volunteers as program presenters which greatly increased the quality and number of programs the library was able to offer. The city Major was so impressed by the wide range of new adult, library programs that she highlighted the library and this grant project at a televised City Council meeting.
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