Adult Programming

Adult programming can take different forms. Decide what your community is interested in or what they want to experience or learn. Is there someone in your community that is willing to speak about their special interests or hobbies? Consider inviting local businesses or banks to do a program. Libraries are learning facilities that help our communities enjoy lifelong learning programs. By providing art programs, multigenerational programs, book clubs, knitting groups, computer classes, quilting groups, adult coloring clubs, and other services, you are enhancing your community.

  • Pinterest: Provides programming ideas for all ages—from storytime to senior programs. Search any topic to find multiple suggestions
  • Public Libraries Online: Focuses on issues and topics that matter to public libraries; it features unique content and allows online interaction through comments and social media sharing. PL Online provides readers with daily updates, op-ed pieces, e-book reviews, author interviews, and more. It is the companion to the print publication of Public Libraries the official magazine of the Public Library Association.
  • The Autism Society of Alabama seeks to improve services to Alabamians with Autism Spectrum Disorders. They can also assist people in connecting to the services they need. They also provide educational services to organizations.
  • AL-RAN is staffed by experts in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Each RAN strives to connect people with ASD, their families, educators, and service providers to the information and/or services that best meet their needs. They are located in five Alabama regions and are based at universities: University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa), University of Alabama at Huntsville, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Auburn University, and University of South Alabama. They can help provide regional resources to parents, schools, libraries, etc.

*Your Summer Reading Program Manual includes adult programs. Take a few minutes to see what may work. These don’t have to be presented during the summer, but it could benefit your library other times of the year.