On a Positive Note is a special project to keep older adults connected during the statewide stay at home order. The goal is to send positive, uplifting, and caring thoughts to those most in need of maintaining social connections; older family members, friends, neighbors, and those living in senior buildings and care facilities in Glenview.
If you would like to send an anonymous note to someone living in a senior building/care facility living within the Glenview Public Library service area, click on the list of buildings/care facilities wanting to participate. Address each note to the facility and include “c/o On a Positive Note Project.”
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
Volunteers pick up and deliver library materials to homebound patrons. Download application here.
Services to Senior Residence Facilities
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 Book Discussion Collection (BRD). Facilities must have a valid Glenview Public Library card.
Book Buzz: Book Talks for Seniors @ Residence Facilities
Request book talks featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles. Talks are approximately one hour long.
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 x2250 or the Outreach Librarian at x2612.
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.
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 at 847-729-7500 x2612.
See what assistive devices the Library offers for use in the Library or for 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.