Twice each week throughout the entire year, selected day care centers and the Early Childhood Development Center from Westview School visit the Library for an hour. Library staffers choose age-appropriate books from the Children’s Collection and read them aloud in the child-friendly Children’s Story Time Area. Hands-on arts activities in the Library’s Imagination Station encourage the children to make the story their own. At the end of the hour, the children return to their day care centers – but they can hardly wait for their next visit to the Library!
The Petersburg Public Library is a natural location for specialized health information services.
Modeled on the Health Information and Advocacy@ Your Library Program and the Community Health Education Center (CHEC) at VCU, the Healthy Living and Learning Center (HLLC) began as a desk and a set of shelves at the library site on Sycamore Street and was staffed by representatives from all three partners. In the new library on Washington Street, the HLLC has its own space for public interactions, as well as staff and storage areas. The HHLC also boasts a Wellness Activity Center that serves as home to several free fitness and meditation programs that support the health of the community.
The HLLC has promoted the improvement of health literacy through resource development and the training of Consumer Health Information Specialists (CHIS). These specialists and other trained staff and volunteers provide individualized guidance to customers in the Center or through outreach efforts and health related community programming. To date, the HLLC has been directly involved with assisting over 5,000 customers.
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