The “Senior Space” is an inviting atmosphere with comfortable new furniture for seniors of all ages. So whether you settle into in a cozy chair to read a book or join friends at a stylish circular table, you will feel content knowing that we have done this just for you.
Would you like information on library and community events and services? You can find it all at the Library. We have a custom-made kiosk information clearing house with a programmable LCD panel, a conventional bulletin board for flyers and racks for pamphlets on programs and services.
Enjoy the latest technology installed on our new workstations. Listen to news and special interest programs with our internet streaming program “Audiovision”. Use the CCTV table-top enlarger which magnifies text and a reader scanner that prints and reads text aloud. Take advantage of the adaptive computer workstation equipped with JAWS and MAGic screen magnification software for use by visually impaired patrons.
“We are delighted to be able to offer this space for our older patrons, who are dedicated users of our library,” stated Montclair Public Library Director David Hinkley. “With this award from Infolink and the support of the Montclair Public Library Foundation, we are able to house a separate space in the library to serve these residents. Our goals are to make it easy for older adults to use the library, transform an area of the library into a community gathering space for senior residents, and enhance the programs we provide to these patrons.”
A wide range of programming will be provided on an ongoing basis including Wednesday morning movies, seminars and workshops.
“After all, May is Older Americans Month and the library has created something that will be enjoyed by Montclair baby boomers, older adults and their families for years to come,” said Hinkley. “And together with teen services on the 1st floor and children’s on the third, the Montclair Public Library has become an age-friendly destination for ALL the residents of Montclair.”
Development of “Senior Spaces” has been made possible through a contract award from the INFOLINK Regional Library Cooperative and the Montclair Public Library Foundation.