The Seniors’ Housing and Lifestyles Expo was hopping busy with organizations and businesses from across the city presenting their services for older adults. Library staff were on hand to showcase our programs and services – and answer questions of all kinds. There was a lot of interest in our collections and services for the visually impaired, and in our programs (over 3,200 a year!), and lots of great technology questions too. Many spoke of their love of print books and magazines, the genealogy and newspaper databases, and were delighted to learn about the library’s extensive movie collection of DVDs and Blu-ray. Everyone loved Zinio eMagazines and getting the chance to download and try it for themselves at our handy iPad station. We introduced many others to Hoopla (music, movies, audiobooks). By the day’s end we had spoken to over 250 people!
Our eager Inspiring Ideas team was right there with us helping with the online survey (or paper survey, if that was preferred) and taking attendees comments and ideas.