Grant aids Wadsworth’s senior services

Livingston County News File Photo Wadsworth Library in Geneseo.

GENESEO – More services for seniors will soon be available at Wadsworth Library, 24 Center St.

The library was one of 300 nationwide selected to participate in “Libraries Transforming Communities: Focus on Small and Rural Libraries,” an American Library Association initiative that helps library workers better serve their communities.

Wadsworth Library will use a $3,000 grant to improve its services for seniors.

“We are so proud to be chosen for this opportunity,” said Library Director Debby Emerson. “This grant allows our library to get to know our residents even better and find out what our users really want and need.”

Emerson said a lot of seniors use the library.

“There are a lot of old families who live close to the library right here in the village and they are very strong supporters of the library, but we kind of feel that we could be doing more for those folks,” said Emerson.

Part of that need to do more came from a recent community survey where people identified services to seniors as an area where there is room for improvement. Emerson said she is happy to have funding to address this need, and looks forward to working with local organizations to determine the best approach.

“Also we could be doing more for folks who find if difficult to get here because they might have to get in their car or travel some distance to get here,” said Emerson.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the services that the library has to offer can contact the library at geneseolibrarydirector@owwl.org.

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