Thursday, January 21, 2010

Library Initiates "ElderLynx" Program

Link to January 19 DeForest Times-Tribune article, "'ElderLynx' connects library, seniors".

Excerpt: What’s better than going to the library? The library going to you.

And that’s exactly what will happen at Pioneer Place starting next month, as library officials unveiled their newest program, “ElderLynx.”

The first four Wednesdays of every month, a library volunteer will bring over a variety of materials for patrons to check out and enjoy at their convenience without ever having to leave their buildings.

The project was part of a brainstorming session at a recent “Friends of the Library” meeting, said
Poynette Area Library Director Kris Daugherty. She got the idea from when she worked as a librarian in Wyocena and took materials to the Columbia County Health Care Center every two weeks for residents to enjoy.

“I know what a great thing it is for libraries to come to people and make checking out things of the library more accessible,” she said.

Daugherty has wanted to do a project like this since she started her job last year, but was looking for just the right person to head up the project. That person was Marie Falk of the Poynette Police Department.

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