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For Seniors


In addition to the adult programming for all ages we offer at the JKPL, we are pleased to offer additional services to our patrons who are age 55 or better.  If you have questions or want more information please feel free to contact the library or Laura Sauser, Senior Services Librarian at (563)875-8912. 

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The library provides homebound services to those patrons unable to get to the library because of short/long term illness, non-driver status (senior), physical challenges, or visual disabilities.  Check out our Homebound Services page for more information.


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The library currently has approximately 1,500 books in large print for your convenience.  We also offer two large print magazines: "Guidepost" and "Reader's Digest."


Don't let vision problems stop you from reading the latest bestsellers or old favorites! The Library has approximately 2,500 titles available on downloadable audio, cassette, CD, or Playaway (books that come downloaded on their own portable player) for your enjoyment.


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The library shows a variety of movies each month.  Please check our scheduled list of events to confirm what is showing as times and days can change.  All movies are shown in the Hoffman Community Room.  Popcorn and soda are provided to all movie attendees.  Feel free to bring additional snacks if so desired.


Book Flicks - On the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, the library will show a film that is based on a book.  Copies of the book will be available for interested parties to check out.


Family Movies - On the first and third Saturdays of each month at 2:00 pm, the library will show a family movie.


Sunday Movies - Once or so each month at 2:00 pm, the library will show a movie.  We generally try to show a movie that has been newly released to DVD.

Books for Lunch Movie showings - on the 3rd Monday of each month at 12 noon the library will show a film of general interest. 








Books for Lunch Book Discussion Group

This group gathers on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m. to discuss different books selected by the group.  Everyone is welcome to come, listen and share.  Bring your lunch, if you wish.  Dessert and beverages are provided by the participants and the Friends of the Library.  Copies of each book will be available to borrow from the library.  New members welcome at any time.

A Novel Approach to Faith Book Discussion Series

Join us the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm for this book discussion series featuring Inspirational Fiction. This series will include a variety of books that weave religious faith into the characters and storylines. Copies of each book are available to borrow from the library. New members welcome at any time.



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The library offers periodic classes on computer basics, crafts, dance, and anything else we think our patrons are interested in.  Check the complete schedule of events to see all events the library has scheduled. If you have a suggestion for a class let one of us at the library know.


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Join other crafters at this weekly gathering to share crafting and conversation. Gatherings are every Wednesday from 1 – 3 pm. New members are welcome to join at any time! Bring your hobby or craft and come for lots of laughs, food, great company and experienced help!


The library offers a variety of programs and special events ranging from guest speakers on a topic to music or historical programs. Check the complete schedule of events to see all events the library has scheduled. If you have a suggestion for a an event let one of us at the library know.


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Want to have a say in what the library buys for its collections and the programs and events selected?  Then join the Senior Advisory Committee and have your say!  This committee meets twice a year to discuss and suggest collection development and program ideas that are of particular  interest for the senior patrons.  If you're interested in participating contact Laura Sauser at or (563) 875-8912.






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Senior Citizens Meal Center

120 3rd Street SW

Dyersville, IA 52040

(563) 875-2600



Scenic Valley Area VIII Agency on Aging

Fountain Park, Springs Building, 2728 Asbury Rd, Dubuque IA 52001

PH: 563-588-3970
FAX: 563-588-1952


Services include advocacy, information and assistance, caregiver support, nutrition services, care management, assistance paying for services, and training and education.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.