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

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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