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Spotlight on the Spectrum

Posted By Evelyn Williams, Yeadon Public Library, 610-623-4090, roniw5800@gmail.com, Wednesday, October 2, 2019

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Description

A Peer group for both parents and children.  It's designed to help parents with children struggling with social interaction, developmental delays and sensory weaknesses within the community.  The program includes supervised fun for the kids, resources, counseling services and much more!!

 

Tags:  Civic and Social Literacy  Health Literacy  Yeadon Public Library 

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Dingman Branch Library Garden

Posted By Nicole Heyer, Dingman Branch Mgr, Pike County Library, 570-686-7045, dingman@pcpl.org , Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Public

Description 

The Dingman Township branch of the Pike County Public Library now has a new harvest community garden open to locals and visitors to water, weed, and harvest, or just enjoy. Five raised garden beds have been installed with themes; including two pizza themed gardens, a sensory garden, and two pollinator garden beds that the bees and butterflies will make use of. Local Master Gardener, Carol Padalino, helped to design and plan of each of the beds, and many of the plants where donated by the Delaware Township Community Garden. 

Additional programming about gardening and healthy literacy will take place throughout the summer at the Milford and Dingman Township branches. 

The garden was made possible by a grant from the Greater Pike Community Foundation and a donation from the Dingman Township supervisors. 

 

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Tags:  adults  children  Dingman Branch Library Garden  Health Literacy  Pike County Library  teens 

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Storytime Yoga

Posted By David Hrivnak, Director, Peoples Library, 724-339-1021, Wednesday, July 10, 2019

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Public

Description 

The Youth Services Coordinator conducts Storytime Yoga biweekly at both the New Kensington and Lower Burrell locations. Children, one to six years of age, listen to a story that inspires movement and then perform both traditional and inspired yoga moves. This program ties into PA Forward's basic and health literacies. 

Tags:  Basic Literacy  Children's Programs  Health Literacy  Storytime Yoga 

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Community Garden Project

Posted By Penny Talbert, Exec Dir, Ephrata Public Library, 717-738-9291, ptalbert@ephratapubliclibrary.org , Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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Public

Description 

 The Community Garden Project has adopted six beds in our Community Garden. All produce grown will be used for educational programs and to provide produce to our local food bank. 

The cost of the project (approx. $4,000) is funded by a variety of partners, sponsors and in-kind donors. These include the United Way of Lancaster County, WellSpan Health, Sandy Hook Arts & Recreation for the Environment and in-kind donors of supplies 
Partnership Northern Lancaster Hub, Ephrata Public Library, WellSpan Health with volunteer assistance from WGAL-TV 8.  

Tags:  Civic Literacy  Community Garden Project  Ephrata Public Library  Health Literacy  Penny Talbert  Social Literacy 

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Children's Produce Market

Posted By John Roberts, Wyoming Free Library, 570-693-1364, wyomingfreelibrary@gmail.com , Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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Public

Description 

The Wyoming Free Library holds a monthly children's produce market. The program is open to all families with children that live in Luzerne County. The families that attend receive a variety of vegetables and non-perishable items. The program is free of charge to participants and is open to all ages.

Tags:  Children  Health Literacy  Produce Market  Wyoming Free Library 

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Learn the A,B,Cs (& D) of Medicare

Posted By Ryan McCrory, Director, Boone Area Library, 610-582-5666, boone@berks.lib.pa.us, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

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Public

Description 

The library offered a 45-minute informative presentation on medicare. The session touched on original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement (Medigap) plans. There was also time for a question and answer period. We partnered with Dean Reber, a local Medicare Adviser, to make the program available. There were no costs for the library nor a charge for attendees. This presentation is strictly informative and Mr. Reber does not provide flyers, brochures, or business cards for promotion of his own business. The session is treated as a purely education program.  

 

Tags:  Health Literacy  Medicare 

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Emotional Mechanics

Posted By Katherine Adriaanse, Ref Librarian, Haverford Twp Free, 610-446-3082, adriaanse@haverfordlibrary.org, Monday, January 14, 2019

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Public

Description 

This program runs about once a month for a set period of time (most recently, once a month for four months) and aims to open a discussion in the community about issues related to mental health. It is equal parts lecture and discussion. The former is led by Mike D'Angelo, a nationally-certified and professional licensed counselor. Past topics have included self-care, loneliness, depression & anxiety, and the "Helladays," a special two-part event for November & December. This program is geared toward adults. Funding comes from the library's yearly programming budget and is used to cover speaker fees. 

Tags:  Emotional Mechanics  Haverford  Health Literacy 

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Stop the Bleed

Posted By Karen Sourbier, Program Consultant, Grove Family Library, 717-264-9663, ksourbier@fclspa.org , Thursday, January 10, 2019

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Public

Description 

Part of a nationwide campaign, “Stop the Bleed” trains ordinary citizens – and potential bystanders – how to help during a severe bleeding incident before medical and emergency professionals arrive on-scene. This training empowers people to make a difference in a life-threatening emergency by teaching the basic techniques of bleed control. There are no financial costs to the library to host this program and it's done in partnership with Geisinger Holy Spirit Trauma Services. The program is geared toward teen and adult participants.

Tags:  Health Literacy 

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Community Health Fair

Posted By Shelby Rozell, Memorial Library of Nazareth & Vicinity, 610-759-4932 , Wednesday, January 2, 2019

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Public

Description 

The library hosted a Community Health Fair sponsored by the Trumbower Hospital Foundation and many other local partners. Free screening for vision, hearing and more were available to all patrons. There was a Q&A session with several speakers, including presentations and interactive demonstrations. For the children, the library planned several games and activities as well as a photo op with characters from Doc McStuffins. To top it off, there were giveaways and raffles throughout the day for all ages. 

Tags:  Community  Health Fair  Health Literacy 

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Health and Aging Series

Posted By Jill McConnell, Cooper-Siegel Community Library, 412-828-9520, Tuesday, November 13, 2018

 

Library Type

Public

Description 

We partnered with a local dietitian and nutritionist who connected us to a local physical therapist and associate professor of medicine at University of Pittsburgh. Each professional led a session based on their expertise. We hosted three separate sessions; one on Memory and Brain Health, one on Bone Health and one on Nutrition. All three sessions focused on how each of these things are affected as we age. The program was free to the public. 

Tags:  Health Literacy  Nutrition 

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