For Older Adults
MEET YOUR LIBRARIAN
For questions concerning older adults, contact Outreach Services Supervisor, Janet McIntyre or call 847-729-7500 ext. 2612.
For caregivers or activity planners of persons living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias who are looking for meaningful activities to help stimulate and entertain. These multimedia kits engage participants by embarking on an imaginary trip to another country using books, music, props, folktales, and DVDs providing new ways to encourage conversation and reminisce. Kits can be used one-on-one or in small groups. 21-day checkout. Funding provided by a grant from AgeOptions.
Events for Older Adults
See calendar for program descriptions.
In-person library programs and meeting room bookings remain suspended until further notice. Programs via Zoom: A link and password to the Zoom meeting will be emailed after registration. New to Zoom? It’s easy. Learn how to use this service here.
With Telephone Topics, you simply call a toll-free number or join online to access interesting discussions and programs.
Do you have questions about retirement and health insurance options? CJE SeniorLife resource specialists provide counseling to adults 60 and over, their families, and caregivers on topics such as selecting appropriate retirement benefits, picking the right health insurance and Medicare programs, determining housing needs, and identifying supportive resources. To set up a meeting via telephone, call 773-508-1000.
Homebound Delivery Service
Homebound Delivery Service is available to adult residents of Glenview who are confined to their homes and are unable to visit the Glenview Public Library due to a permanent or temporary disability or illness. A Library volunteer will pick up/deliver Library materials to your home every four weeks. For more information or to register, contact the Outreach Librarian at 847-729-7500 x2612.
Homebound Volunteer Corps
Applications not being accepted due to Covid-19.
Senior Living Communities
Book Discussion Groups
Your facility can request multiple copies of books to use for book discussions. Groups can select titles from two special book discussion collections, Book Club in a Bag and the Book Discussion Collection. Facilities must have a valid Glenview Public Library card.
Book Buzz: Book Talks for Senior Living Communities
Do you have voracious readers at your facility? Are they looking for book recommendations? If so, the Glenview Public Library can help with Book Buzz: Book Talks for Senior Living Communities. Book talks can feature fiction or nonfiction titles and are one hour long.
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 x2250 or the Outreach Librarian at x2612.
Talking Books & Braille Services
The Talking Book and Braille Service provides audio and braille library service via mail or digital download to any Illinois resident who is unable to read print material due to a permanent or temporary visual or physical disability. For more information or an application, contact the Outreach Librarian at 847-729-7500 x2612.
See what assistive devices the Library offers for use in the Library or for checkout.
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 allow patrons to pick up and drop off materials without leaving their vehicle.
Photo Policy: Attendance at Library programs and events constitutes consent to be photographed for Glenview Public Library publicity purposes.
ADA accommodations are provided for all programs. Requests must be made when registering for a program. Advance notice of five days is required. Call 847-729-7500 x 7900 to make an ADA accommodation request.