55+ Classic Corner
for the 55+ crowd
Regular Activities (Check the calendar below for dates and times)
History of the 55 +Classic Corner
The Classic Corner was created in June 2010 with a grant supported in whole by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
The objective of creating the Classic Corner 55+ is to provide a welcoming environment for the 55+ crowd to meet and socialize; and to provide programming tailored to their interests. As Baby Boomers retire, they will be looking to their public libraries to provide recreation, lifelong learning, civic engagement, ideas for second careers and meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Utilizing the Class Corner concept can help to meet their need by developing a welcoming and inviting space for three generations of older adults: Baby Boomers who will be retiring, adults who have retired, and thee oldest members of the community.
Construction began in the late summer with the help of two expert carpenter volunteers. The area set aside for our new senior space is carved out of a first floor corner and nestled within the large print collection area. Comfortable chairs and divans grace the area with lots of shelving to hold books, magazines, games, puzzles, and more. A gaming table offers patrons a place to play, or learn new board games. A Wii is available for exercise and fun. Vision enlargers are available for those with vision problems; some hand held models are available for check out. The pièce de résistance is the fireplace nestled among high-backed parlor chairs which offers ambiance and warmth.
A Grand Opening was held on February 14 - Valentine's Day with the theme "Love Your Library."
In less than three months, the corner became a beehive of
activities. Two programs became regular weekly events.
The corner has offered a variety of programs since it's opening: fly tying, social programs, chess, family game days, vision screenings, hearing screenings, a presentation on organ donation, an herb workshop, a composting workshop, making bead bracelets, an author talk on the history of Ferndale, a program on the Pennsylvania Park Service, and many others.
Call the library for future events; or watch the Tribune Democrat for scheduled events.
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