Seniors

  • The Normal Public Library works hard to reach out to the seniors in our community.

    Activities

    We have tons of activities going on all the time at the NPL.  Learn about gardening, play a game, or catch a movie!

    Learn more about the activities we offer here.

    Services

    We care about our seniors and are always working to make your library experience great!

    Learn more about all of our services for seniors here.

    Contact

    To find out more about everything the NPL has to offer for seniors, you can contact our Senior Services Librarian, Pixie Freymann, at 309-433-3493 or pfreymann@normalpl.org.

  • Adult Winter Reading Program

    Earn prizes for reading anything you want!  You can even count newspapers, magazines, online articles, and text books!

    Learn more about the Adult Reading Program here.

    ARKS - Adults Reading Kids Stuff

    Grownups can get in on the Summer Reading fun, too!  Read kids books to earn prizes.

    Learn more about ARKS here.

    Book Sales

    Find great books and support the library at the same time!

    We have two to three Book Sales each year as well as an Ongoing Book Sale that you can check out any time you come to the library.

    Learn more about Book Sales here.

    Model Railroad Train Show

    Every fall, the Normal Public Library invites local model train enthusiasts to bring in their trains and layouts for everyone to enjoy.

    Check the calendar to see when the next Model Railroad Train Show is coming up.

    Movie Matinee

    Join us on the third Thursday of every month for movies and snacks!

    Check the calendar to see when the next Movie Matinee is coming up and what's showing.

    NPL BookClub

    Join us on the third Thursday of every other month to discuss our latest book selection!

    Check the calendar for upcoming dates and book selections.

    Poetry is Normal

    Join us on the third Thursday of every other month to share poetry of your own or poetry that you love.

    Check the calendar for upcoming dates.

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  • We care about our seniors and are always working to make your library experience great!

    Activities

    One of the best services we have to offer our seniors are all of the wonderful programs that we provide, year-round.

    Learn about gardening, play a game, or catch a movie!

    Learn more about the activities we offer here.

    Books On the Go

    Our Senior Services Librarian visits the Community Activity Center (also known as the "Senior Center") regularly with stacks of books!

    Visit her to check out a book, sign up for a library card, or learn more about what the NPL has to offer!

    Check our calendar to see when the next Books On the Go is coming up.

    Computers

    The library offers dozens of computer with free Internet access, Word Processing, and more.

    We also have ZoomText available on many library computers. ZoomText magnifies the images on your screen to make computers easier to use for people with visual limitations.

    Learn more about the library computers here.

    Deposit Collections

    We maintain collections at nursing homes and retirement facilities upon request.

    Our Senior Services Librarian selects materials that residents will enjoy and delivers books regularly so that there's always something new.

    Fine Free Cards

    The library offers Fine Free Cards to any patrons over the age of 60.

    Please let us know if you are over 60 and would like a Fine Free Card.

    Homebound Delivery Service

    We offer a delivery service for NPL patrons who are unable to come in to the library because of a physical condition.

    Learn more about our Homebound Delivery Service here.

    Large Print and Audiobooks

    We offer a wide collection of fiction and non-fiction books in audiobook and large print formats.

    Learn more about our audiobook and large print collection here.

    Bi-Folkal Kits

    Bi-Folkal Kits are collections of materials designed to bring back memories and encourage the sharing of experiences among seniors. Themes include "Farm Days," "Remembering the Depression," and many more.

    These kits are ideal for group activities for seniors.

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