Organization Type: Library System

Westchester Library System

“Westchester Library System (WLS) collaborates with 38 libraries in Westchester County to provide access to resources and services and to enhance and support library service for the more than 940,000 residents. We are one of New York State’s 23 public library systems which were established in 1958 by State Education Law.”

Creative Aging Focus:

WLS was Lifetime Arts first library partner and acted as the lead applicant and fiscal conduit for both of Lifetime Arts IMLS National Leadership Projects. WLS has championed creative aging since 2008.

Yonkers Public Library

“The Yonkers Public Library was established in 1893 to serve the citizens of the City of Yonkers. In 1903 the ‘Carnegie’ library was built with a $50,000 donation from Andrew Carnegie. There are currently three branches; the Riverfront Branch in downtown Yonkers, the Grinton I. Will Branch on Central Avenue and the Crestwood Branch in the Crestwood section of the city.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Yonkers Public Library participated in several creative aging initiatives beginning in 2009, including projects funded by Westchester Library System and the Helen Andrus Benedict Foundation.

Tempe Public Library

“Tempe Public Library is located in the center of Tempe and serves both residents of the city and Maricopa County. Our mission is to inspire exploration, discovery, enrichment, and engagement.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Tempe Public Library was a cohort member of Creative Aging in America’s Libraries (2014-16), funded by IMLS.

Washington Co. Lib. Consortium

“Washington County Cooperative Library Services (WCCLS) is a partnership of Washington County, nine cities, and three non-profit associations to deliver excellent countywide library services. This means that Washington County residents can use any of the 16 public library locations in the county, all using the same library card. Member libraries share their books and other library materials, so whether you live in Banks or Beaverton, Bethany or Sherwood, you have access to the same amount of library materials – about 1.7 million items countywide.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Washington Co. Lib. Consortium was a cohort member of Creative Aging in America’s Libraries (2014-16), funded by IMLS.

Seattle Public Library

“At The Seattle Public Library, we see Seattle as a city where imagination and opportunity thrive. Our mission is to bring people, information and ideas together to enrich lives and build community.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Seattle Public Library was a cohort member of Creative Aging in America’s Libraries (2014-16), funded by IMLS.

Sacramento Public Library

“The Sacramento Free Public Library opened on June 14, 1879, with a collection of around 6,000 volumes to serve a city of 21,000. The city and library flourished and in 1908, the city library system became the first in California to open service to the entire county. Small deposit stations, branches and bookmobiles expanded service to the far reaches of the county over the following decades.”

Creative Aging Focus:

Sacramento Public Library was a cohort member of Creative Aging in America’s Libraries (2014-16), funded by IMLS.

San Diego Public Library

“The City of San Diego Public Library serves the informational, educational and recreational interests of San Diego through 35 branches, Central Library, the READ/San Diego literacy program and an online presence.”

Creative Aging Focus:

San Diego Public Library was a cohort member of Creative Aging in America’s Libraries (2014-16), funded by IMLS.