Consisting of a weeklong series of nearly 50 events in the three communities, Celebrating Seniors Week raised money for seniors in need while honoring and celebrating those who are 60-plus years old through educational and entertainment activities.Poetically, Atchley's performance teacher in Colorado when he revived a folk-singing career a decade ago was Rebecca Folsom, another presenter during Celebrating Seniors Week who wowed an audience at the Oak Park Public Library.
May is the month to celebrate older Americans for their contributions to their community and nation.
The library should also offer parents essential resources and tools to successfully raise children.
We do provide these services, and we do it very well—and absolutely should continue to do so.
In other words, we are routinely preaching to the choir and we need to do a little more marketing outside the orthodox box.
The American Library Association states in one of its “Core Values of Librarianship” that “[t]he publicly supported library provides free and equal access to information for all people of the community the library serves.” This basic principle of providing for cover article “The Childfree Life,” Lauren Sandler cites a 2010 Pew Research report showing that being child-free has risen across all racial and ethnic groups, adding up to about one in five American women who are child-free today compared to one in ten in the 1970s.