[Michlib-l] Senior backpack programs

Michelle Moore moore at missaukeelibrary.org
Mon Jul 13 13:37:23 EDT 2015

We recently received a grant from the local Community Foundation to prepare Senior Citizen Outreach Backpacks.  We ordered sturdy, zippered tote bags which contain 3 Large Print Selections (some bags are all Inspirational or all Westerns, but most are just a variety of General Fiction and nonfiction, including Biographies), as well as a full page Magnifier Sheet, Large Print Puzzle Book, pad of paper and pen from Commission on Aging, and literature from local organizations that would benefit seniors.

We deliver them to the patron and they keep it one month (or longer, no late fees).  It is fairly new and we are preparing a survey to add so we can gauge the usefulness and get input for growth.  Feel free to contact me if anyone has questions.  Happy Monday!  Michelle :)

Michelle Moore
Library Director
Ardis Missaukee District Library
210 S. Canal #340
Lake City, MI  49651
moore at missaukeelibrary.org<mailto:moore at missaukeelibrary.org>

“No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.”  Elizabeth Barrett Browning

From: michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org] On Behalf Of Hintz, Shari [SHINTZ2 at mhc.net]
Sent: Monday, July 13, 2015 11:40 AM
To: michlib-l at mcls.org
Subject: [Michlib-l] Senior backpack programs

Is anyone out there doing a Senior backpack program?  It’s something we are considering for our consumer health library, and I am looking for ideas of how to get started.  Someone mentioned there is  a library in MI that has a Senior backpack program, and I would love more information about how it works (size of backpack collection, variety of topics, funding sources and/or partnerships, etc.).

Thanks in advance!

Shari Hintz
Information Research Assistant
Munson Community Health Library
Work Hours: MWF 8:30am to 5pm (closed 12-12:30pm for lunch)

Munson Community Health Center
550 Munson Avenue, Suite 100
Traverse City, MI  49686
Voice: 231-935-9265
Fax: 231-935-9267
shintz2 at mhc.net<mailto:shintz2 at mhc.net>

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