Friday, December 31, 2010

Adults 55 and Older Have Their Own Space at Johnstown's Glosser Memorial Library Building

Link to Johnstown (PA) Tribune-Democrat article, "Library creating area for 55+ users".

Excerpt:  A $4,000 grant has allowed the Cambria County Library to develop an area of its Johnstown facility that will be geared especially for adults 55 and older.

A 450-square-foot area on the first floor of the David A. Glosser Memorial Library Building at 248 Main St. will house the new Classic Corner.

The area is intended to create a parlor-type atmosphere with a new gaming table, puzzles, board games and a Wii game system.

The library’s large-print books and periodicals also will be housed in the area


“As the baby boomers retire, they will be looking to their public libraries to provide recreation, lifelong learning, civic engagement, ideas for second careers and meaningful volunteer opportunities,” she said.

Myers said the library already has a space designated for teens on the third floor.

“Teen Escape is based on the same order,” she said

Cambria County and Johnstown have been steadily losing population since the 1940s.
Source:  Wikipedia

Nearly 20% of Cambria County's residents are 65 and older, compared to just under 13% nationally.

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