Thanks to its Brigade B, the library is going to meet seniors!
Eager to enhance its services for seniors, the City of Saint-Lambert recently launched a mobile library service pilot project in seniors’ residences.
One afternoon per week, Brigade B offers seniors in three residences the opportunity to borrow books and also take part in activities, which include a reading club and introduction to digital resources workshops.
This pilot project also allows a less mobile clientele to benefit from services they enjoy. As explains Mayor Alain Dépatie: “In Saint-Lambert, we are proud to be able to provide this service to our loyal patrons who, for various reasons, are no longer able to visit our library. This service allows them to remain intellectually active and nurture their cultural life. With this pilot project, we also want to remind all our seniors that their involvement enriches the vitality of our community.”
In fact, this pilot project is all the more relevant given that seniors, who make up 22% of library members, are major users of the library’s services and participate more in the activities offered: on-site reading, use of Internet stations and iPads, introduction to digital resources workshops, interactive activities and much more.
Already, after just a few meetings, seniors who have benefited from this service have expressed how much they appreciate the project. The Brigade B staff are delighted to share enjoyable moments with them during these literary afternoons, which will continue under the pilot project until June 20, 2017.