(Tuesday, March 11, 2014) Library patrons don't get older, they get wiser! The Dayton Metro Library is seeking the wisdom of people in midlife and older who would like to serve on DML's Lifelong Library Advisory Council. Membership is open to anyone who wishes to voice their opinion or make suggestions about library services and programming. The Council meets at a different library location every other month and meetings generally last an hour and a half.
"Anyone with an enthusiasm for the library and a willingness to share their feedback is welcome to join," said Julie Buchanan, Older Adult Specialist for the DML. "I want to make sure that the group is inclusive. People are welcome to attend a couple of meetings to see if it's something they are interested in."
The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, March 28, 10:00 a.m. at the Miami Township Branch Library, 2718 Lyons Road near the Dayton Mall. Miami Township is one of the branches that will be renovated in Segment 1 of the DML's "Libraries for a Smarter Future" Plan. Mimi Morris, Director of Branch and Extensions Services for the library, will give an update on the progress of the DML facilities project. Also on the agenda is a discussion of library materials of interest to midlife and older adults.
"I am planning to bring a list of the titles that our Office of Collection Development has purchased over the last year along with books for us to look at," said Buchanan. "We would love to get input on the library's collection. Are there any areas where we have a gap or need to add to the collection?"
For more information on the Lifelong Library Advisory Council or other library services for older adults, contact Julie Buchanan at (937) 496-8859.