Algonquin Area Public Library launches new programs for seniors

The Algonquin Area Public Library District is launching a new initiative to better serve older adults living in the community.

Beginning in October, the library will host a monthly Memory Café at their Eastgate Branch on the first Thursday of each month.

"Our goal is to create a safe and comfortable space where caregivers and their loved ones living with memory impairments can socialize, listen to music, play games, and enjoy other appropriate activities," said Kate Cundiff, communications & outreach coordinator.

Library staff regularly visit the senior living communities they serve-including Clarendale of Algonquin, Melody Living Lake in the Hills, the Pointe at Eastgate, and the Oaks at Algonquin-and now they're looking forward to welcoming those residents to their buildings.

"Libraries are where communities come together. Libraries are for everyone," Cundiff said.

The library is offering a series of programs on crafts, technology, entertainment, and informational on Wednesday afternoons at the Harnish Main Library specifically for those 55 or older.

These events as well as the monthly Memory Café are open to all. More information is available on the library's online events calendar: For questions, email

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