Programming Opportunities for Adults with Disabilities

Sarina M. Bower, Library Assistant, Jersey Shore Public Library, Jersey Shore, PA (Population served: 5,694)

Our library piloted a program during Summer Reading 2022 for adults with disabilities after seeing that this portion of the population is vastly underserved. I organized a separate fundraiser to fund the program and I was able to run the whole program on a budget of less than $300. We read picture books each week, adding in some nonfiction and even poetry. Every week we had a sensory activity or a craft with everything centering around the summer reading theme. I will share how we accomplished this program on a shoestring budget in hopes that other libraries will be able to serve these adults that are often left behind.

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