Search the Catalog

Accessibility and Services for Seniors and
Special Needs Patrons

Contact the Outreach Librarian for more information at 847-729-7500 x2612.

How to Make Text Bigger

On a PC: Press & hold the 'Ctrl' key while you briefly press the '+' key.
On a Mac: Press & hold the 'command' key while you briefly press the '+' key.
Do this several times until the screen size is just right for you.

OUTREACH SERVICES

Assistive Technology

The Library offers a number of assistive devices for use in the Library or for checkout.

Enhanced Materials

New Large Print Books

Popular large print fiction and nonfiction books are available for patron checkout.

Audio Descriptive DVDs
For the Visually Impaired

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.

Periodicals

Glenview Public Library subscribes to Readers Digest and the New York Times in large print.

Homebound Service

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.

Homebound Volunteer Corps (PDF)

Volunteers pick up and deliver library materials to homebound patrons. For more information and an application (PDF), contact the Outreach Librarian.

Services for
Patrons with Caregivers

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.

Special Accommodations
& Services

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.

Talking Books Program

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.

Helpful Websites for Seniors

Medicare

Find out how Medicare works, apply, or find doctors, providers, plans, suppliers, forms and more.

Social Security

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.

North Shore Senior Center

Offers educational programs, social gatherings, volunteer opportunities and support services for older adults as well as information and assistance for caregivers and family members.

The East Wing, Glenview Senior Center

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).

National Council on Aging

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.

NIHSeniorHealth

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.

OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Adult Literacy Classes

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.

Summer Session:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
July 5–August 25

9:15 AM-12:15 PM
Registration: Register Thursday, June 30, 9:15 AM–12:15 PM

Fall Session:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
September 6–December 8 (no class November 24)

9:15 AM-12:15 PM
Registration: Thursday, September 6, 9:15 AM-12:15 PM

Location:
Glenview Library Community Room West

Information: 847-635-1426

GLENergy

An educational Friday afternoon break for Seniors in the Community Room. A partner program with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center.

Honoring Veterans

Friday, August 5, 1-2 PM
Community Room

“Thank you for your service” is easy to say. However, what many in the military have sacrificed for our nation can never be repaid. Linda Rockwell, Veterans Program Coordinator for JourneyCare, will discuss the special health issues of veterans of all ages, available benefits that may assist veteran families, and how veterans in hospice care can be helped to find peace as they face the end of life.

Senior Housing 101: Senior Care Types Explained

Friday, September 9, 1-2 PM
Community Room

With so many senior housing choices available, it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by the number of care types and styles of senior living communities. It’s important to learn the terminology and the differences between senior care options that are out there so you can make the right choice for you or your family. The Legal Assistance Foundation, Regional Ombudsman will discuss the levels of care for older adults and the steps to use when looking for a facility.

SAVE THE DATE
GLENergy Senior Housing Fair

Wednesday, September 14, 3:30-6:30 PM
Community Room

This open house will provide an opportunity for older adults and their families to explore the various types of senior residences in the Glenview area. Representatives will display materials and be available to talk about their facilities with Fair attendees. Just drop in.

The Divine Miss M

Friday, October 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Recording artist Bette Midler has starred in movies, television, and on stage for almost fifty years, winning every major award given in the performing arts. She has dazzled audiences around the world. Her journey to fame begins in Hawaii and travels to Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. Hy Speck‘s entertaining presentation will include clips of her movies, television, and stage appearances. You’ll fall in love with this remarkable entertainer as millions of others have.

Hidden Memory: An American Story

Friday, November 4, 1-2 PM
Community Room

World War II was a different experience for Japanese Americans. Join storyteller Anne Shimojima as she shares the story of her family’s journey from Japan and through the difficult war years. This story was inspired by an interview Anne did with her 91-year-old aunt, who experienced the Portland, Oregon assembly center and a California incarceration camp. Her only aunt’s crime was looking like the enemy.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays: July 26, August 23, September 27, & November 22
Wednesday: October 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.

.