In 2008/09 Transforming Life After 50 (TLA50) targeted LSTA grants were awarded to the 24 public libraries listed below. The grants provided these libraries with an opportunity to design, deliver and evaluate new approaches for serving and engaging their communities' population of mid-life adults, ages 50+. To learn more about the inventive programs and engagement strategies they developed, please click on the individual library name listed below or in the left-hand column of this page.
2008/09 TLA50 LSTA Grant Funded Libraries:
Alameda County Library, Berkeley Public Library, Daly City Public Library, Fresno County Public Library, Hayward Public Library, Kern County Library, County of Los Angeles Public Library, Marin County Free Library, Mission Viejo Library, Monterey Public Library, Orange County Public Libraries, Palo Alto City Library, Palos Verdes Library District, Roseville Public Library, San Bernardino County Library, San Jose Public Library, San Leandro Public Library, Santa Fe Springs City Library, Santa Monica Public Library, Solano County Library, South San Francisco Public Library, Sunnyvale Public Library, Torrance Public Library, Tuolumne County Library
In 2011, as a part of the IMLS Transforming Life After 50 Fellowship, targeted LSTA grants were awarded to 10 additional California libraries and 2 previously funded libraries, all of whom had library staff participating in the Fellowship. The grants afforded these libraries the opportunity to test the lessons learned from the Fellowship, and to plan for or implement new approaches to serving and engaging their own local mid-life adult populations. To learn more about the planning processes, programs, or strategies they pursued, please click on the individual library name listed below or in the left-hand column of this page.
2011 TLA50 LSTA Grant Funded Libraries (California Fellows):
Azusa City Library, Butte County Library, Carlsbad City Library, County of Los Angeles, Hayward Public Library, Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, Rancho Cucamonga Public Library, Riverside County Library System, San Diego Public Library, San Mateo County Library, Santa Clara County Library District, Yolo County Library
We also invite you to explore further connections and conversations with librarians and mid-life adults alike on TLA50's Facebook site.