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For Seniors

Library to You

The Library to You program is committed to ensuring every citizen in St. Charles County is able to enjoy a true library experience, even if they are unable to come to us. Library to You provides services by matching our senior and homebound community to a volunteer for personal library delivery. 

To receive homebound service, please call the Outreach Services office at (636) 441-2300 x. 1643. Referrals for customers and partners are always welcome.

 

Oasis Connections Technology classes

Computer skills are becoming essential for older adults to access benefits, connect with family and friends, and succeed in the workplace. The St. Charles City-County Library District has partnered with The OASIS Institute, a St. Louis-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote successful aging through a three-fold approach: lifelong learning, healthy living and social engagement. The District utilizes a combination of staff and volunteer instructors and the Connections curriculum to bridge the digital divide.

OASIS Connections is an evidence-based curriculum of computer courses designed specifically for mature adults. Classes are offered throughout the St. Charles City-County Library District and cover a variety of topics such as:

  • Basic computer skills
  • Using Email
  • Searching the Internet
  • Online job searching and resumes
  • Word processing and spreadsheets
  • Social networking online
  • iPad/iPhone, Android Tablet/Phone

To see the full listing of current classes, click here. To volunteer as an instructor or assistant instructor, click here.

Large Print collection

Each library branch has a collection of large print books that includes a variety of popular fiction and classics as well as non-fiction. Large print books are also available through interlibrary loan if a specific title is not available within the Library District. Anyone with a library card can check out large print books.

CD Spoken Collection

Each library branch has a collection a CD spoken books as well. These audio books can be especially beneficial for patrons with low vision or vision-impairments. Anyone with a library card can check out materials from the CD Spoken Collection.

Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library

Each library branch has applications for Wolfner Library services. Wolfner Library is a free library service for Missourians who are unable to use standard print materials due to visual or physical disability. Materials are mailed to and from library patrons at their homes, postage paid.

For more information about free library services from Wolfner Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, visit the Wolfner Library website or call 1-800-392-2614.

Consumer Health Collection 

The Consumer Health collection, housed at the Middendorf-Kredell Branch, is home to “Your Healthy Answer Place,” a Consumer Health Information Resource, featuring over 700

700 health pamphlets, medical databases, magazines and peer reviewed journals, medical reference books, and librarian recommended websites. Customized research assistance from trained library staff is also available. In partnership with Progress West Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, the library hosts a number of health-related programs each month.

Tax Assistance

Some library branches host tax assistance services for seniors during tax season. Contact your local branch for more information.

Author programs

The library hosts many author and book programs throughout the year. Check out our author and book event program calendar for upcoming events.

Book Discussion groups

Each library branch has a book discussion group that meets on a regular basis. For more information or to join, see our Book Discussion calendar.