Xbox Bowling For Seniors? Visit Your Local Library

Adina Acevera and other seniors at Brooklyn's Macon Library have teams and tournaments, complete with matching shirts, for Xbox bowling. Ina Jaffe/NPR

Adina Acevera and other seniors at Brooklyn's Macon Library have teams and tournaments, complete with matching shirts, for Xbox bowling.

Ina Jaffe/NPR

For the past three years, 74-year-old Alice Baker has come to the Macon Branch Library in Brooklyn almost every Thursday morning.

That's when the wildly popular Xbox bowling league meets. But Baker also has learned to quilt at the library and says quilting is now a regular part of her life.

The two programs are a small part of efforts in Brooklyn and other cities to expand offerings for older adults at libraries. What appeals to Baker is that she can attend activities for people her own age in a place that welcomes people of every age. Read and listen for more