Some social services, such as hot meal service for retired residents, are not available in rural settings where the population is not large enough to support construction of a senior citizen center. Where Library branches are established in such areas, hot lunches are served free of charge in community rooms, specially built and equipped for that service. The meals are provided through an interlocal agreement with County Aging Services.
Programs provided for the seniors include health clinics; computer classes; musical programs and sing-alongs; chess and bridge tournaments; financial planning, social security benefits, and estate planning seminars; book talks; and oral history sessions. Inter-generational activities with students from the local grade schools also offer seniors a chance to become involved with children in their community.
Each branch is equipped with an art gallery area and baby grand piano. Exhibits, recitals, and outdoor concerts draw seniors to the Library and give rural residents a chance to experience cultural events that might otherwise be beyond their means.