Four member of the “Senior Enjoy Reading” book club visited me at the Haverford Branch on Valentine’s Day to show me how much they appreciated the service that we provide to their book club.
The “Seniors Enjoy Reading “ book club operates out of the West Philly Senior Community Center. My job, as their advisor, is to assist this group with selecting good titles to read and helping them in acquiring enough copies so that the seniors can borrow the books for free through the “Free Library of Philadelphia”. Many of book club members are in their upper-70s age-range and older (12 women & 2 men). Mrs. Gloria Presha, one of the Free Library most beloved patrons, is the group's leader.
Without the collaboration between Free Library of Philadelphia- Haverford Branch and the “Senior Enjoy Reading”, many of these elderly members would not be able to receive their books due to their mobility restrictions. Mrs. Presha and I have been collaborating for the last five years in efforts to keep this book club running strong. Mr.Philly Librarian