The Warminster Township Library opened an area dedicated specifically to the interests and needs of senior citizens Wednesday morning.
The alcove, directly to the right of the entrance of the library, features titles focused specifically to the aging population, large print books and a dedicated "senior-friendly" computer station.
Adult Services Assistant and Senior Spaces Committee Member JT Trader said this is just the start of what is to come for seniors at the library.
"We hope to really expand the offerings for seniors even further," Trader said. "We would like to add more to the large print collection as well as develop a senior-focused periodical section."
According to Trader, back in 2012 Library Director Margaret Linder and Adult Services Librarian Gayle Jobst wrote and received a grant for $4000 from Pennsylvania's Office of Commonwealth Libraries.
These funds have been used toward new senior space and have helped to fund the multiple, ongoing, senior-focused programs at the library.
Warminster Township Supervisor Mark McKee said he is a big supporter of the library and he is glad seniors will now have expanded access to all of its resources.
"We have a growing senior population in Warminster, said McKee. "It is nice to be able to do something to serve that segment of our population."