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Newsletter and radio stations geared toward older adults. Also includes local library information.

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Quarterly Companion

Subscribe to the Quarterly Companion newsletter from the University of Illinois Extension for a new, free issue every 3 months. The newsletter provides healthy aging tips on cognition support, nutritious food choices, money management, and more!

Internet Based Radio Station VEGE

Florida DJ Vernon Prince Jr (62 years old) created this radio station for older adults with jazz, R&B, and podcasts highlighting their interests and concerns.  Podcasts include guests that talk about a range of topics within 30-60 minutes.

Illinois Extension

Sharing your story can be fun and a bonding experience with your family.  On this website you will find worksheets to help you get started in sharing your life experience.

Local Libraries

Your local public library hosts a wide variety of free resources:  Ebooks; audiobooks; events; research assistance; legal resources; large print books; use of computers, fax machines, copiers, etc.; home book delivery; genealogy; technology assistance; magazines and newspapers; book clubs; and even free and discounted tickets to fun and local cultural venues.  Some libraries even lend cake pans and art prints!

Access to eBooks:  A public library card is a ticket to a wide range of ebooks and audiobooks (and even music albums, TV shows, and movies) that can be borrowed online and without visiting the library in person. Borrowing these resources through an app (usually accessible and always free on the library website) makes it easy, especially for downloading to a tablet (iPad, for example). Digital Library of Illinois (also known as OverDrive or Libby) works well with a Kindle. Hoopla has audiobooks, music albums, TV shows and movies, can be viewed on an iPad or a desktop computer (but does not work on a Kindle) and can be downloaded immediately. Reference desk personnel are available to help you navigate this process either at the library or on the phone.

Bloomington Public Library

A Bloomington Library card is available to residents of Arrowsmith, Bloomington, Dale, Dawson, and Old Town.

205 E. Olive Street
Bloomington, IL 61701

Phone: (309) 828-6091

eBooks and Audiobooks

Research and Learn

Genealogy Assistance Request

Normal Public Library

Bloomington residents can use their Bloomington Public Library card; residents outside of Bloomington-Normal may also be able to access Normal Library resources. See the Library Cards & Borrowing page for more information.

206 W. College Ave.
Normal, IL 61761

Phone: (309) 452-1757

eBooks and Audiobooks

Research Databases
(includes information on the Assisted Living Research Institute and Genealogy resources)

Allin Township Library

116 W Main St
Stanford, IL 61774

Phone: (309) 379-4631

eBooks and Audiobooks

Carlock Public Library

202 E. Washington St
Carlock, IL 61725

Phone: (309) 376-5651

eBooks, Audiobooks, and Movies

Cheney’s Grove Township Library (Saybrook)

204 South State Street 
Saybrook, IL 61770

Phone: (309) 475-6131

Chenoa Public Library

211 S Division
Chenoa, IL 61726

Phone: (815) 945-4253

eBooks and Audiobooks

Danvers Township Library

117 E Exchange St 
Danvers, IL 61732

Phone: (309) 963-4269

eBooks and Audiobooks

Gridley Public Library

320 Center Street
Gridley, IL 61744

Phone: (309) 747-2284

eBooks and Audiobooks

Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Library

111 S. Hamilton St.
McLean, IL 61754

Phone: (309) 874-2291

eBooks and Audiobooks

Towanda District Library

301 S. Taylor St.
Towanda, IL 61776

Phone: (309) 728-2176

eBooks and Audiobooks


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