Public library programming can also oppose ageism by prompting library staff to consider and question the conceptions and practices surrounding old age. Library staff described the tensions that exist around marketing programs for older adults.
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Aging populations challenge public libraries to continually adapt their materials, services, and programming to maximize the wellbeing of older adults and enhance their social participation and security. Libraries (and their spaces, materials, and programs) are crucial institutions in their respective communities, particularly as sites for health, care, and wellness are shifting from hospitals and long term care facilities to the home and surrounding community.