Older Adult Services

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Outreach Services

Book Discussion Groups - Titles are chosen by the participants, and lively discussion groups are facilitated by the Older Adult Specialist from the library. Whether the book is a current best seller or a familiar classic, the interaction is always interesting and enjoyable.

Homebound Library Cards - This service is for patrons residing in Middletown health care facilities who are unable to travel to the library. A library volunteer will deliver library materials to you. This includes books, magazines, DVDs, and books on tape.

Life Long Learning - Russell Library offers discussion-based educational programs to patrons residing in facilities in our community. The Older Adult Specialist leads spirited discussions on art, travel, history, the topics are endless. Patrons are encouraged to express ideas, opinions and memories. Special requests are encouraged.

Contact  - Anne Matthews at 347-2528 x165 or amatthews@russell.lioninc.org for information and scheduling.  Click here for a printable brochure describing services available for Older Adults through the Russell Library.

pdf Older Adult Services Brochure

In the Library

Computer Classes: Small, hands-on, introductory classes are offered each month.
Please call 860-347-2520 for more information . 

Audio Books: Russell Library has a large selection of books on CD and Audiotape. Eligable patrons can be signed up for free materials by mail from the Library for The Connecticut State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.

For the Visually Impaired:

  • Descriptive Video Collection.
  • Adaptive Computer Technology: Screen Reader (WindowEyes) & Screen Magnifier (ZoomText)
  • Optelec Print Enhancer :Magnifies any print material up to 50X
  • Large Print books

Wheelchair & Book Cart

The library has a wheelchair available in the Lobby for those who may need one.  Also on the first floor of the library is a wheeled walker/book cart that can be used for assistance in getting around the library building.

Volunteering - Get Involved!

Volunteering is a wonderful way to contribute to your community. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for all ages.   Click here for a Volunteer Application PDF

pdf Volunteer Application

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