Library, Seniors Organizations Launch New Lunch, Literature Program


The Senior Connection and The Community Library have teamed up to provide nutritious  meals, social connection, and cerebral stimulation to elders in the north Valley. On Thursdays, beginning May 6, takeout meals will be available at the Cimino Plaza on the corner of 4th and Walnut Street, at the Children’s Library entrance. Lunch will be distributed between 11:30 a.m. and 12 p.m.

“We have been wanting to have more of a visible presence in the north Valley for several years now,”  said Teresa Beahen Lipman, executive director at the Senior Connection. “The Community Library is a  great resource to let seniors know the resources we have available.”

The Senior Connection will be providing meals at a cost of $5 for adults 60 and better and $8 for those under 60 years of age. Kids are $4. Scholarships are available if cost is a barrier. Reservations are  required and need to be made by Mondays at noon by calling the Senior Connection 208-788-3468 or emailing The menu is available by calling the Senior Connection  to be put on their newsletter mailing list or online at Participants are encouraged to bring their own reusable bag for their lunch.

The Community Library will be providing a reading each week and, beginning in June, as the COVID  situation permits, takeout diners are encouraged to linger and enjoy lunch in their wonderful outdoor  space. Wi-Fi is available and people can engage with each other while following social distancing  protocols.

“Over lunch, with the elders of our community, we can connect with each other through casual  conversation, things we’ve read, and news we’ve heard—right in the heart of downtown Ketchum,” said  Jenny Emery Davidson, executive director at The Community Library. “This is how community happens.”

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