Adult Services

According to the American Library Association, adult services are “materials, services, and programs designed to meet the needs of the adult users of a public library.” Adult services can include readers’ advisory for adults, computer classes, book clubs, services for job seekers, adult literacy programs, public programs for adults, and services to members of a specific group of adults such as senior citizens, immigrants, English language learners, and more. Teresa Schmidt provides adult services consulting to NWLS and its member libraries. If you have questions or suggestions about adult services, contact her at


Readers’ Advisory Resources

Adult Services News

Adult Services Programming Directory

We all know how hard it is to find good library performers, especially performers that are willing to travel all the way to the NWLS service area. Let's work together to share information about the best performers and presenters at our libraries!  Did you hire a...

Tech Help Programming at your Library

Would you like to offer tech help programming at your library, but aren’t sure where to start? You might want to check out the recorded version of the conference session I presented at the 2022 WAPL conference, “Infinite Tech Questions… Itty-bitty living space!” Some...

2022 Election Guide

2022 Election Guide

Do you, your staff, or your patrons have questions about voter registration, voting deadlines, and what will appear on your ballot? We’ve put together a 2022 Election Guide (rev 10/12/2022) to give you quick access to the information you need about the November...

Creating a Library of Things

Interested in creating a Library of Things? WebJunction will offer a free webinar on October 19, 2022, at 2:00 PM CDT called "Library of Things: The what, why, and how of lending objects." The webinar will cover selecting items, budgeting, cataloging, displaying,...

What to do with discarded books

Question: How can I discard books weeded from my library? Can I donate books to libraries in other countries?  Actively managing your library’s collection and weeding unused titles provides your library patrons with a better collection that meets their needs, but it...

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