Santa Fe Springs City Library


Planned and conducted a wide variety of workshops, lectures, film screenings, book discussions, as well as classes on crafts, fitness, and job searching to address the lifelong learning interests identified by local Boomers. Participation at these events was high, usually ranging from 100 to 300 attendees. Materials were also added to the collection on topics related to these workshops, lectures, and classes. Recruited a total of 43 new volunteers. The library gained important insights into the dual needs of their primarily Hispanic adult user population who wanted both non-formal learning opportunities and inclusive family events. The library programming that resulted was truly responsive to these needs and accounts for the high attendance levels. According to library staff, these programs brought more adults to the library than ever before with the greatest participation at events geared to the entire family.

Grant $20,000

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