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Resources for Older Adults

Read, Watch, and Connect at the Library

Discover exciting resources, programs and services for older adults with your free library membership. Learn a new skill, join a book club, or meet with others looking to converse and connect. We're here to help. Yes, at the library.

Experience Our New Library Catalogue

Explore everything the new catalogue has to offer with your library membership. Borrowing is made easy with simple search filters to help you find what you're looking for, events you can register for all in one place, curated lists, reviews, and so much more. 

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Upcoming Programs and Events

The library has programming for all ages and abilities throughout the year. You might enjoy these featured upcoming programs geared towards older adults: 

Crochet Café 
Drop into the library for a cozy crochet, embroidery, or knitting circle. No experience necessary—just bring your enthusiasm.

Outdoor Qi Gong and Meditation
Register for a 4-week series with Tai Chi Ontario. Learn gentle movements, visualization, sound, and breathing techniques to balance your body's energy. Beginners welcome. 

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Multilingual and Large-Print Collections

The library offers many curated collections to better reach and serve members of our community, including multilingual and large-print book collections. These are selected by staff based on customer feedback and need. 

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Visiting Library Service

The visiting library service (VLS) is available to members of our local community who are homebound and unable to visit the library in person for an extended period due to disability, illness, or surgery. If you think you would benefit from this service, find more information on our website

Find Balance with Mental Health and Wellbeing Tips

Discover health and wellness resources you can feel good about with your library membership. Find curated lists on mental health awareness and explore LifeSpeak, a digital resource that helps people reflect and find balance in mental and physical wellbeing. Topics for older adults include: loneliness and aging, dementia, mobility, depression, and more.

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Digital Resources at Your Fingertips

Access eBooks, audiobooks, digital newspapers and magazines; plus, stream music, movies and TV shows from home with your library membership. 

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Not a Member Yet? Get a Library Membership

Getting a library card is easy! You can join for free if you live, work or go to school in York Region. Your membership gives you access to the catalogue, digital resources you can access from home, and borrowing items like gardening tool and equipment from our library of things. The library also offers a range of accessible services and technology for its members. 

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