Baby Boomers And Their Elders Have Arrived!
Congratulations to the East Brunswick Public Library! The Library, in partnership with the township’s Office on Aging, is the recipient of a $20,000 contract from INFOLINK, the Eastern New Jersey Regional Library Cooperative.
The contract funds will go towards the creation of a physical space inside the Library, as well as special programs and materialsThe competitive contract was awarded because of its three components: partnership with the Senior Center in designing programs for boomers and their elders, creation of a special space in the Library, complete with seating and display units for new materials, and coordination with the Library’s new “Just for the Health of it” initiative and the Senior Center’s “Building our Strengths: the Mind and Body Connection” initiative.
The first phase of the contract will allow the Library to conduct a telephone poll of 350 township residents who are 55 years old and up, to ask what services and programs they would like to see at both the Library and the adjacent Senior Center. Using the results, the Library will identify areas that can be addressed immediately by purchasing additional materials and by tailoring programs offered by both institutions. In addition, the Library will create a separate but integrated space where new materials can be accessed in a comfortable, friendly environment.