Resources for Older Adults

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The Monrovia Public Library offers a host of resources available to older adults and their families and friends.

Homebound Service

This service is offered to those residents of Monrovia who are unable, either on a temporary or permanent basis, to come to the library to select their books. We are pleased to provide book delivery and pick-up service for you. For more information on Homebound Service, please contact Carol Kampe at 626-256-8264 or by email

Large Print

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 For those who have difficulty reading the small type typical of most printed materials, the Library provides books in a variety of formats designed to increase accessibility to the collection.  Among these is the Library's large print collection. Large print books are typically printed in 16-point font vs. the 12-point font typical of regular hardback books (and smaller for paperback). For more information about the titles available, check the Library's catalog or call 626-256-8274.

Downloadable Audiobooks and eBooks

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Those who prefer to listen to a book may also enjoy the Library's collection of downloadable audiobooks, which are available through the Library's Overdrive Digital Collection.  Also available are eBooks, an electronic book that can be read on computer screens, eReaders, and other portable devices.  In many cases, the font sizes of these eBooks can be increased for easier readability.  Like downloadable audiobooks, eBooks are available through the Library's Overdrive Digital Collection.

Braille Materials Collection

The Monrovia Public Library has partnered with the Braille Institute of Los Angeles to provide a small selection of talking (audio) Braille books. We also have Talking Book Machines available for those who are blind or visually impaired. Please see the Adult Services Department for more information.

For additional resources, please contact the Braille Institute of Los Angeles, the Southern California branch of the Library of Congress National Library Service. It is located at 741 North Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029. For more information contact the Braille Institute at 1-800-808-2555 or 323-660-3880, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. (PST) or

Programs of Interest

The Library offers a wide range of programs of interest to adults, from craft programs, to workshops, concerts and book clubs, plus so much more.  Visit the Library's Events Calendar for a full listing of programs of interest to the adult and 50+ communities.

Additional Online Resources

LA County Workforce

County of Los Angeles' Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS) is committed to providing services which have a positive impact on the lives of the citizens in Los Angeles County.  They provide nutrition and other life-enhancing services to seniors and their families.  For more information, visit their website at