Sunday, May 2, 2010

Free Workshop - SENIOR SPACES

Design and Services Showcase

"Imagine The Possibilities!


Tuesday, May 11, 2010
10:30 am – 3:30 pm
Registration, Refreshments, Networking at 10:00 am

@ Montclair Public Library
50 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042, Phone: 973-744-0500
Please find Parking & Public Transportation information below .

No Charge (5 CEU hours, Registration Required.)
Registration is limited to 100 people - Open Statewide!
Breakfast & Lunch are provided.

Since the opening of the first NJ “Senior Space” in 2007,
libraries have begun to use this model of service to “reinvent” themselves.

Come, listen and participate in the 1st “Senior Spaces: Design & Program Showcase” to hear and view what has happened since then both in NJ, PA and beyond. Listen to librarians speak about how their “spaces” have helped them create a new focus of programming for older adults, how architects have developed their design concepts and why libraries big and small are embracing this concept across Pennsylvania. The day will offer unique opportunities to network with other attendees and view the latest “space” at the Montclair Public Library.

Limited to 100 participants, this workshop is aimed at those considering expanding their services to the baby boomers & older adults or considering a renovation or building project that includes a “senior space.” Get your in-person chance to speak to the experts, and hear more about the project that was the buzz at the “Reimagine, Reinvent, Reallocate: Our New Reality” program at the recent PLA Conference in Portland.

Topics and Presenters for Senior Spaces: Design and Services Showcase include:

Senior Spaces: Why We’re Here & What’s Next
Allan M. Kleiman, Library Consultant, INFOLINK Senior Spaces Project Manager

East Brunswick Public Library’s Senior Spaces: “Just For The Health Of It!”
Mary Ellen Firestone, Director, East Brunswick Public Library
Karen Parry, Head of Information Services, East Brunswick Public Library

Senior Spaces: Pennsylvania Style (Summary of 7 library projects)
Claudia Koenig, Outreach Advisor for Older Adults, Regional Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and Multicultural Programming, Commonwealth Libraries, PA

Montclair Public Library’s Approach & The Design Team Speaks
Marilyn Kahn, Senior Spaces Project Contract Manager, Montclair Public Library
SmithMaren Architects

Savvy Senior Spaces - West Caldwell Public Library
April Judge, Director, West Caldwell Public Library

Getting Seniors Involved
Mady Prowler, Assistant Director, Coming of Age (Philadelphia, PA:

Special Guest:
Francine Falikoff, Editor-in-Chief, Library Journal

Parking & Public Transportations

Additional Parking Information:

The Library is at the corner of South Fullerton Ave. and Plymouth Sts. Parking lots are
(1) directly across the street (the Plymouth Lot),
(2) one block closer to Bloomfield Ave. (the South Fullerton Lot), and
(3) one ½ blocks closer to Bloomfield Ave. (the Crescent Parking Deck).

By Train:

The Library is approx. ½ mile from either the Bay Street or Walnut Street stations on NJ Transit’s Montclair Branch [ ]
If no taxicabs are standing at the station, call:
Yellow Cab 358 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, 973-746-9449
Montclair Taxi 570 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ 973--744-6778
Cedar Grove Limo & Car Services 155 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ - 973- 239-1220
New Jersey Taxi & Limo 416 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair, NJ - 973-744-7444
Montclair Car Services 155 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ - 973- 509-0277

By Bus from New York (Port Authority Bus Terminal):

DeCamp’s #33 line (to West Caldwell) and #66 line (to West Orange) both run through Montclair.

The # 33 stops at Montclair Center (Bloomfield Ave., Glenridge Ave. and Fullerton.) Cross Bloomfield Ave. and walk two blocks south on South Fullerton to the library.

The # 66 stops at the corner of Church and Park Sts. (one stop after the YMCA on Park St.) Walk one block east on Church St, then 2 blocks south on S. Fullerton Ave. to the Library.

By Bus within New Jersey:

NJ Transit Bus lines # 11, 28, 29 and 34 all serve Montclair Center (or Montclair: Bloomfield Ave. at Park St., one block west.) . See walking directions as above.