Ages & Stages: Boomers in Libraries

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Published on September 25, 2009

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AGES AND STAGES: BOOMERS AND LIBRARIES

BOOMER DEMOGRAPHICS! Boomers defined as those born between 1946-1964 Every 8 seconds a boomer turns 50 Boomer demand will grow exponentially over the next decade 22 % of current library patrons are 55+ Boomers comprise at least 25% of the population of every state except Utah By 2014, Boomers will be between 50-70

Boomers defined as those born between 1946-1964

Every 8 seconds a boomer turns 50

Boomer demand will grow exponentially over the next decade

22 % of current library patrons are 55+

Boomers comprise at least 25% of the population of every state except Utah

By 2014, Boomers will be between 50-70

 

WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT BOOMERS? Healthy, educated, active and mobile Aging in place Seek meaningful engagement in their communities, either paid or unpaid Expect to design and manage activities for themselves and others

Healthy, educated, active and mobile

Aging in place

Seek meaningful engagement in their communities, either paid or unpaid

Expect to design and manage activities for themselves and others

VOLUNTEERS

WORKER VOLUNTEER

CONSUMER VOLUNTEER

ACTIVIST VOLUNTEER

PROGRAMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINAL WORDS Already do a great job serving Boomers Expand and grow your current services Offer Boomers new ways to get involved Don’t take this age group for granted! Focus groups and surveys Ask what they want from the library Ask how they want to get it from the library

Already do a great job serving Boomers

Expand and grow your current services

Offer Boomers new ways to get involved

Don’t take this age group for granted!

Focus groups and surveys

Ask what they want from the library

Ask how they want to get it from the library

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