Warren County Public Library opens satellite location at LifeWorks at WKU

Alexandria Anderson, Editor-in-Chief

The Warren County Public Library opened a new satellite location at LifeWorks at WKU, a transitional program for young adults with autism, on Tuesday, May 22.

The satellite library provides books, DVDs, audiobooks, streaming apps and other online resources to the LifeWorks community.

The LifeWorks living and learning program aids in the transition to independent living and employment for young adults, ages 21-30, on the spectrum. The new satellite location will make library resources more accessible to LifeWorks participants.

The location will have a full-time librarian and special populations liaison, Earl Willis, who has worked at the Warren County Public Library for 20 years. Willis hosts a social hour each week and established a book club for LifeWorks participants. 

As the materials and resources at the LifeWorks satellite library expand, services will also be provided to clients of the Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU.

David Wheeler, executive director of LifeWorks, is grateful for the satellite location and the benefits it will bring the program’s participants.

“We are extremely fortunate to have these valuable library services so readily available to our participants,” Wheeler said. “It is the only satellite location in the state dedicated to the neurodiverse population.”

Editor-in-chief Alexandria Anderson can be reached at [email protected].