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Accessibility and Services for Seniors and
Special Needs Patrons

Contact the Outreach Librarian for more information at 847-729-7500 x2612.

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Homebound Service

Glenview residents who are temporarily or permanently homebound due to an illness or disability may have library materials brought to their home. Contact the Outreach Librarian for more information.

Homebound Volunteer Corps

Volunteers pick up and deliver library materials to homebound patrons. For more information and an application, contact the Outreach Librarian.

Services to Senior
Residence Facilities

Book Discussion Groups

Your facility can request multiple copies of books to use for book discussions. Groups can select titles from two special book discussion collections, Book Club in a Bag and Book Discussion Collection (BRD). Facilities must have a valid Glenview Public Library card.

Book Buzz: Book Talks for Seniors @ Residence Facilities

Request book talks featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles. Talks are approximately one hour long.

Services for
Patrons with Caregivers

Adult residents of Glenview who have age, physical limitations, or transportation issues, may allow a documented caregiver to check out library materials on their behalf. Caregiver status may be assigned to: a spouse, friend/neighbor, relative or professional caregiver, one caregiver per card. To participate in this service, you must have a valid Glenview Public Library card. To enroll both patron and caregiver are required to sign the Patron/Caregiver Agreement prior to receiving service. To register please contact, the Circulation Desk at 847-729-7500 x 2250 or the Outreach Librarian at x 2612.

Special Accommodations
& Services

Glenview Public Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations to allow them to participate in any library program or meeting should contact the Reader or Reference Services Desks for adult programs and Youth Services Desk for children's programs. The Library requires five business days notice if special accommodations are needed.

A wheelchair is available for Library patrons at the Information Desk, generously donated by the Frisbie Senior Center, Helping Hands of Glenview, and the Glenview Senior Center. Convenient Drive-Up Services allow patrons to pick up and drop off materials without leaving their vehicle.

Talking Books Program

A free service providing talking or Braille books to those with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. This service is provided by the Illinois Talking Book Outreach Center. For more information or an application, contact the Outreach Librarian.

Assistive Technology

The Library offers a number of assistive devices for use in the Library or for checkout.

Enhanced Materials

Audio Descriptive DVDs
For the Visually Impaired

Audio Description provides commentary and narration which guides the listener through the presentation with concise, objective descriptions of new scenes, settings, costumes, body language, and 'sight gags', all slipped in between portions of dialogue or songs.


Glenview Public Library subscribes to Readers Digest and the New York Times in large print.


Adult Literacy Classes

Conducted by Oakton Community College

A unique opportunity to improve English reading and writing skills. For native and non-native English speakers. A small, friendly group led by a teacher and volunteer tutors.

Information: 847-635-1426

No sessions will be held at the Library during the summer.


An educational Friday afternoon break for Seniors in the Community Room. A partner program with the Village of Glenview Senior Services and North Shore Senior Center.

Senior Housing Facility Guide

The GLENergy program hosted a senior housing fair on Sept. 14, 2016 as part of special series on senior housing. View the Senior Housing Fair Facility Guide.

Sammy Davis Jr.: The World’s Greatest Entertainer

Friday, June 2, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Dancer, singer, comedian, musician, actor, and impressionist are just a few of the many talents Sammy Davis Jr. has performed with world-class skill. Lecturer Hy Speck will present some of the greatest moments in Sammy’s sixty-year career.

Armchair Travel: Venice
The Queen of the Adriatic

Friday, July 7, 1-2 PM
Community Room

Take a tour of Venice with Al Popowits, Europe the Easy Way. Wind down the Grand Canal and learn about historic bridges, churches, and palaces along the way. Enter the Piazza San Marco and visit the 11th century Saint Mark’s Basilica, the magnificent Ducal Palace, the Bridge of Sighs, and more.

Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research

Friday, August 4, 1-2 PM
Community Room

For centuries we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. Science is now able to provide insights into making lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Illinois to learn about research on diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity, social engagement, as well as hands-on tools to encourage you to incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging.

CJE SeniorLife

One-On-One Counseling
Exploring Resources & Options

Tuesdays, June 27, July 25 & August 22
30-minute appointments: 9:30 AM-Noon
Second Floor Study Room

Do you have questions about retirement and health insurance options? Are you facing a life changing decision, or concerned about long-term supports? CJE SeniorLife (CJE) Resource Specialists provide counseling to adults 60 and over, their families and caregivers. Counseling includes topics such as the selection of appropriate retirement benefits, picking the right health insurance and Medicare programs, determining housing needs, and identifying supportive resources. For more information and to make an appointment, call Kathy Gaeding at CJE SeniorLife, 773-508-1054.