Older Adults


Niche Academy

At Markham Public Library, we offer a comprehensive selection of digital resources spanning diverse interest areas.

Events For Older Adults


The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) is Canada's largest collection of alternative format books and online resources.  It offers collections for people who have trouble reading print because of a vision, physical, or learning disability. CELA provides collections for all ages including described movies, books, newspapers and magazines in audio, eText, daisy reader,  braille and digital formats.  Access is offered by direct download or delivery to your home by mail.

Dementia Care Kits

When your loved one is diagnosed with dementia, it can be a life changing event for you. Taking care of someone with dementia can be challenging at many times as they experiences a decline in cognitive ability and memory.  This is why MPL has added a collection of Dementia Care Kits which are designed to stimulate the brain for those with dementia. Each kit comes with activities such as books, games, DVDs or puzzles to help you engage your loved ones while helping them to exercise their brain and retain their skills.


MPL has more than 20 kits and each kit can be checked out for 6 weeks at a time. Check out what kits are available now.

Read, Listen & Watch

Need help to find some good books to read or looking for some music to listen to while you go for a walk? We've got you covered. We even have movies and documentaries you can stream at home.

Large Print, Biographies &Audiobook

Like to read large prints or prefer to listen to audiobooks? We've got a great collection for you to explore.

Spotlight On: Digital Resources

Want to learn how to use ZOOM, social media or other technologies? We have a number of great digital resources that will help you get more comfortable with technology.

Tech Boomers

Learn how to use popular and trusted websites and Internet-based applications.

Blogs to Read

Did you know we have a blog written by MPL's staff? Our blog covers many different topics that will be of interest to you.


How-To Videos

Not sure how to use the online catalogue? Want to find out how to download eBooks or access our digital magazines? We've got some how-to videos to show you how to do that and more.

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