Welcome to Torrance Public Library LINK Logs!

April 1, 2009 at 11:00 pm 3 comments

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Welcome to LINK Logs!

The Torrance Public Library is pleased to launch our new blog, LINK Logs. LINK Logs grew out of a campaign spearheaded by California State Librarian, Susan Hildreth, to provide enhanced library services for Baby Boomers (the generation born between 1946-1964). Torrance Public Library was chosen as one of twenty-one libraries throughout the state to help individuals with “transforming life after 50.”

Library staff conducted a community assessment and determined that Torrance Baby Boomers are educated and intensely busy, continuing to work (rather than retire), and socialize through church, their place of business, at the gym or sports center, or through the activities of their children (e.g., school, scouts, and sports). Torrance’s Baby Boomers stressed that convenience and flexibility are prime decision factors for when and how they spend their time.

A key finding from the needs assessment was that while respondents had a postive view of the City and Library services, they were unaware that many of the programs and services they desire are already available.

Torrance Public Library Lifelong Information Networks and Knowledge (LINK) is a grant-funded project designed to link local Baby Boomers with community services and programs, and provide increased access to the wealth of educational, informational, cultural, and recreational opportunities in the South Bay.

LINK Logs is intended to serve as a forum for public communication and as a resource filled with fun, interesting, and we hope, helpful information for Baby Boomers and others interested in learning about and connecting with their community.

We encourage you to make use of LINK Logs – log on, comment – and help us make this space meaningful for you!

– Paula Weiner, City Librarian

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  • 1. Stummigliaing  |  April 5, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Great site this torrancepubliclibrary.wordpress.com and I am really pleased to see you have what I am actually looking for here and this this post is exactly what I am interested in. I shall be pleased to become a regular visitor 🙂

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  • 2. fuddyduddy  |  April 15, 2009 at 2:43 am

    I love learning about resources already available to the community and am excited to see what this blog will feature! I know there must be lots of programs out there that I’m not aware of! Thanks CoT (City of Torrance) Library!

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  • 3. David of Monrovia  |  April 22, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Having resided in the South Bay in my junior high through college years 1960s-1970s…and now a baby boomer resident of the San Gabriel Valley, I applaud the Torrance Public Library, its staff and community for undertaking a critical project to continue information and knowledge based serices for us Boomers. I do not have to live close by nor drive to one of our libraries, given the adevent of the Internet, to visit the Torrance main library. Paula…thanks for developing and sharing these resources. Librarians Rock.

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