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Health Programming for Summer Reading & Virtual Engagement Resource List


Michael Balkenhol, Health Programming Coordinator National Network of Libraries of Medicine / Middle Atlantic Region 412.624.1411 /

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Who are we?

  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Library of Medicine
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • NNLM MAR Funding Opportunities
  • NNLM Training Schedule

Summer Reading

  • Health Programming for Summer Reading Imagine Your Story
  • NNLM & Public Libraries

Health Information & Programming Resources

  • MedlinePlus
  • MedlinePlus - Spanish
  • MedlinePlus Healthy Recipes
  • Libraries Transform Health Literacy Toolkit intro
  • Health Outreach and Programming Resource Guide (NNLM MAR)
  • Engage for Health
  • NNLM Reading Club (some graphic medicine titles)
  • NLM Exhibition Program
  • NLM Exhibition: Graphic Medicine
  • Education Resources/Lesson Plans o Request a Travelling Exhibition
  • Join Exhibitions Connect List
  • Graphic Medicine Initiative
  • National Institute on Aging and NIH Go4Life
  • Let’s Move in Libraries
  • ALA’s Programming Librarian
  • Jbrary - Tune in for Storytime Success
  • Digital Learn: Computer Classes and more

Examples of Libraries and Online Engagement with Health Programming

  • Brooklyn Public Library: Meditation and Therapy Dogs
  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh: Virtual Reading Challenge
  • Hogwarts Digital Escape Room
  • Tour of the Library: Cooper Siegel Community Library
  • Let’s Move In Libraries – April Newsletter
  • Explore Live Nature Cams

Citizen Science & SciStarter

  • National Library of Medicine & Citizen Science Month

Featured projects, Library and Community Guide to Citizen Science, and More

  • SciStarter: Science We Can Do Together

Recorded Webinars on Citizen Science

  • Host or Facilitate Remote, Live-Streamed Citizen Science Events
  • Digital Accessibility: Techniques for Creating User-friendly Presentations, Documents, and other Content

Upcoming Webinars

  • Providing Virtual Programming in a Health Crisis
  • OCLC Virtual Town Hall: Libraries and the COVID-19 Crisis

Stay Connected with NNLM MAR for NY, NJ, PA, & DE

Be Active! Top Ten Ways to Engage with NNLM MAR

Developed by NNLM staff. This project has been funded in whole or in part by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012342 with the University of Pittsburgh, Health Sciences Library System.

Updated 4/7/2020

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