Programs — Learning or Fun or Both

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    Lynn Elliott
    Lynn Elliott
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    A thought for the collective brain, when considering programming for adults…
    Should we go for fun, learning or both?

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    vstever
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    My feeling is that many adults won’t make time for something they perceive as purely fun. It’s like they feel guilty for not accomplishing anything with their time (retirees excepted!). But if the learning itself is fun — they learn to make a scarf with a library knitting group, for example — then they really embrace it. Social learning in groups is very appealing.

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    Suvi
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    I think both. I am currently struggling with trying to figure out what are the needs in my community and address those as best as possible. We have book discussion groups but we don’t have huge numbers for them. I’m hoping that serving as a VITA tax help site will bring in people who don’t normally come to the library and through meeting them, find out what other services/ opportunities they need.

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