WRL Receives Statewide Award for Senior Programming






John Moorman receiving the award from VPLDA president Carol Vincent

May 23, 2012

Williamsburg Regional Library was honored recently as having the outstanding program for seniors at the annual meeting of the Virginia Public Library Directors’ Association (VPLDA). The statewide award recognized the library’s “Short Takes” monthly programming series designed specifically for audiences in adult care centers.

Short Takes is a multisensory program, often combining lecture, demonstration, reading of poems or stories and playing music -- all related to a themed topic. The programs each last 15 to 20 minutes and are designed to enrich library users’ lives through learning, conversation and the sharing of memories. To enhance and extend the learning opportunities, library staff bring materials from the collection for audience members to check out.  Examples of past topics include Ragtime, big band music, Irish lore, Bob Hope and the USO, timeless toys, colonial dancing, NASA and the Space Shuttles, the county fair and the Royal Wedding.

Williamsburg Regional Library consists of the James City County Library, Mobile Library Services and the Williamsburg Library and serves more than 85,000 people in the City of Williamsburg, James City County and York County.