Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Crackerjack Books for Seniors

Meet the OWLS (Older, Wiser, Livelier Seniors) from the Garden Homes at Zionsville Meadows. These enthusiastic readers meet once a month to talk about books. In honor of Veterans Day, the OWLs read and discussed Fannie Flagg’s bestselling novel, The All-Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion, a terrific story that brings to life some unsung heroines of WWII, the Women Airforce Service Pilots. They also celebrated the launch of the Library’s new Crackerjack Book program, which enables senior book groups to check out multiple copies of large print books to use in their discussions.  At the end of the hour, the OWLS presented the Library with a copy of the DVD American Experience: Fly Girls  for other seniors to enjoy!

Each Crackerjack Book box contains 8 large print copies, an audio copy, and a discussion guide for a popular book. Crackerjack borrowers may also request a Kindle Paperwhite preloaded with the book. Thanks to a generous grant from the Library Foundation, nine different Crackerjack Book sets are available for checkout to local assisted living facilities and their residents. For more information, stop by the Library and pick up a brochure, or email barbaral@zionsvillelibrary.org.

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