Creative Aging in New York State Libraries Project

The groundbreaking Creating Aging in New York State Libraries Project funded through a U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services National Leadership Grant supports the building of a national model for outreach, professional development and art making programs in libraries. The project is a collaboration between Lifetime Arts, Inc., American Library Association, Westchester Library System, Brooklyn Public Library, New York Public Library and the Clinton, Essex, Franklin Library System. The four library systems will share information, on-site and online training, support materials and best practices for national dissemination.

Mini-grants to WLS libraries enable librarians to work with professional teaching artists to present long-term residencies for seniors in the visual, performing and literary arts. In early 2013, The Bristal Assisted Living presented a grant to WLS to support an additional two residencies at the White Plains Public Library.

For additional information on how you can support Creative Aging in the libraries, or any of our community outreach programs, please contact WLS Director of Development Patricia Brigham at pbrigham@wlsmail.org or 914-231-3241.

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