State Library of Iowa
Log Number: LG-99-17-0142-17
The State Library of Iowa will partner with the Iowa Arts Council to adapt elements of the Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries for use in rural settings, fostering relationships between 18 rural public libraries with nonprofit arts organizations or artists. The project will offer free art classes for older Iowans in public libraries, engaging them with participatory, skills-based arts programing that meets their creative, cognitive, and social needs. This project adapts existing resources previously funded by IMLS and developed by the Westchester Library System in partnership with AARP Foundation, American Library Association's Public Program Office, Selfhelp Community Services, and Lifetime Arts.