1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025
Monday-Friday 9 AM-9 PM
Saturday 9 AM-5 PM • Sunday 1 PM-5 PM
The Library offers a number of assistive devices for use in the Library or for checkout.
Popular large print fiction and nonfiction books are available for patron checkout.
Audio Description provides commentary and narration which guides the listener through the presentation with concise, objective descriptions of new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and “sight gags”, all slipped in between portions of dialogue or songs.
Glenview residents who are temporarily or permanently homebound due to an illness or disability may have library materials brought to their home. Contact the Outreach Librarian for more information.
Volunteers pick up and deliver library materials to homebound patrons. For more information and an application (PDF), contact the Outreach Librarian.
Adult residents of Glenview who have age, physical limitations, or transportation issues, may allow a documented caregiver to check out library materials on their behalf. Caregiver status may be assigned to: a spouse, friend/neighbor, relative or professional caregiver, one caregiver per card. To participate in this service, you must have a valid Glenview Public Library card. To enroll both patron and caregiver are required to sign the Patron/Caregiver Agreement prior to receiving service. To register please contact, the Circulation Desk at 847-729-7500 x 2250 or the Outreach Librarian at x 2612.
Glenview Public Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to allow them to participate in any library program or meeting should contact the Reader or Reference Services Desks for adult programs and Youth Services Desk for children’s programs. The Library requires five business days notice if special accommodations are needed.
A wheelchair is available for Library patrons at the Information Desk, generously donated by the Frisbie Senior Center, Helping Hands of Glenview, and the Glenview Senior Center. Convenient Drive-Up Services (PDF) allow patrons to pick up and drop off materials without leaving their vehicle.
A free service providing talking or Braille books to those with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. This service is provided by the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center. For more information or an application, contact the Outreach Librarian.
Find out how Medicare works, apply, or find doctors, providers, plans, suppliers, forms and more.
Whether you are applying for or receiving benefits, learn what you can do online, including estimating benefits, checking out your Social Security statement and managing your benefits.
Offers educational programs, social gatherings, volunteer opportunities and support services for older adults as well as information and assistance for caregivers and family members.
Provides members with recreation programs, classes, services and planned activities. The Glenview Senior Center is one of only 80 out of 1400 senior centers throughout the nation to be accredited by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the National Institute of Senior Centers (NISC).
A nonprofit service and advocacy organization that improves the lives of older adults and the organizations that serves them. A wonderful tool for information on home equity questions, benefits, healthy aging, and Medicare. NCOA also has information for caregivers and advocates for older adults.
A user-friendly website for older adults from the National Institute of Health. You will find reliable, easy-to-understand online health information, videos with caption, exercise stories, quizzes and more.
Conducted by Oakton Community College
A unique opportunity to improve English reading and writing skills. For native and non-native English speakers. A small, friendly group led by a teacher and volunteer tutors.
(No class on March 24-March 26)
9:15 AM-12:15 PM
Glenview Library Community Room West
The GLENergy program hosted a senior housing fair on Sept. 10, 2014 as part of special series on senior housing. View the Senior Housing Fair Facility Guide (PDF).
Friday, February 6, 1-2 PM
Dr. John A. Kennicott was a visionary horticulturalist and medical doctor who made many important contributions to the fields of science, education, and agriculture. In 1836, Dr. John Kennicott and his family ventured north from New Orleans to settle on the land that we now know as The Grove. Steve Swanson, Director of the Grove National Historic Landmark, will pay tribute to Dr. Kennicott and highlight his life’s accomplishments.
Friday, March 6, 1-2 PM
Community Room East
Melissa Versch, LCSW, North Shore Senior Center Health Insurance Program Coordinator, will discuss Medicare changes for 2015. This is a wonderful opportunity for those new to Medicare, as well as Medicare veterans, to gain a better understanding of their benefits. Kathleen Moriarty, RN BSN, NorthShore University HealthSystem Director, Care Management/Social Services, will also discuss how a patient is admitted to the hospital and the issues surrounding observation vs. inpatient stay. Time will be allotted for questions and answers following the presentation.
Thursday, April 9, 1-2 PM
The Starlite Singers will fill the Community Room with an hour of joyful singing. Their repertoire includes favorite show tunes, uplifting music from the Broadway stage and a taste of the finest compositions by classical composers—as well as familiar tunes we grew up with and continue to sing today. The songs are infectious, happy, and are meant to inspire and entertain. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy one of Glenview’s very own.
Friday, May 1, 1-2 PM
Despite striking more than 50 million Americans, arthritis is an often misunderstood disease with a core of common myths surrounding it. Kate Petrungaro, M.D., Northwestern Medicine, Glenview Outpatient Center, will discuss how the disease is diagnosed and explore various treatment options for this common health issue. Time will be allotted for questions and answers following the presentation.
Tuesday, March 31, 2-3 PM
Seniors! Volunteer to host an afternoon of fun with Bingo Games. Seniors will assist children in navigating their cards and playing the game. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 to volunteer.
Tuesdays: Tuesdays: February 24, March 24, April 28 & May 26
30-minute appointments: 9:30 AM-Noon
Second Floor Study Room
Do you have questions about retirement and health insurance options? Are you facing a life changing decision, or concerned about long-term supports? CJE SeniorLife (CJE) Resource Specialists provide counseling to adults 60 and over, their families and caregivers. Counseling includes topics such as the selection of appropriate retirement benefits, picking the right health insurance and Medicare programs, determining housing needs, and identifying supportive resources. For more information and to make an appointment, call Kathy Gaeding at CJE SeniorLife, 773-508-1054.