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Safe at Home: Options for Seniors

Posted: July 26, 2020

By: GEPL Staff

Even while you are home, there’s no limit to exploration! Challenge your mind and feed your imagination with resources available at the Glen Ellyn Public Library and beyond. These materials, activities, and games should have your neurons firing in no time. Some of the resources below will ask you to enter your library card number and PIN. If you have any questions when accessing these links, please contact our Outreach Librarian, Tanya King.

eBooks and Audiobooks

Read ebooks or listen to audiobooks on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. If you aren’t sure which titles to choose, you can browse lists of what our librarians or Chicago’s American Writers Museum are recommending.

Virtual Book Discussions

Attend a BYOB Book Chat to discuss what you are reading with other library members. Or join the virtual Thursday Evening Book Club and talk about a different book each month.

Magazines

Read magazines on your computer or tablet using RBdigital.

Newspapers

Read newspapers.

Music

Listen to music.

Movies

Watch movies.

Family History and Heritage

Explore genealogy. We just added a new History Reference Center.

Education

College of DuPage’s Lifelong Learning offers a mix of free or low-cost courses, workshops, seminars, and lectures designed especially for adults 50 and older.

Virtual Visits

Google’s Arts and Culture platform lets you enjoy online tours of local, regional, and national museums from home.

YMCAs are maintaining community connections with free online activities for older adults.

Senior Planet offers free online events for adults aged 60 and over.

Puzzles

Solve free large print puzzles from the providers below.

Daily Caring
Q.E.T.S.
Large Print Puzzles