Already thinking about your library’s summer reading program? Well, so is the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM). The NNLM has partnered with the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) to add a healthy aspect to your library’s summer reading program.
NNLM and CSLP partnership began in 2018 which resulted with the first program manual for the 2019 theme, “A Universe of Stories”. The manual included activities such as making stardust playdough and making food for space.
This year’s theme, “Imagine Your Story!” and NNLM has put together a number of activities related to all types of stories while learning about health. Libraries can integrate the tooth fairy myth with the activities highlighting the importance of dental health. Hold a healthy eating book club using Jack and the Beanstalk or Stone Soup for inspiration. A program focusing on germs hand-washing after a Sick Simon storytime. NNLM’s programming sheets include planning preparation tips as well as additional resources.
Learning about how to be healthy through stories and fun activities is a great way to encourage your patrons to improve their health. Visit the NNLM Health Programming for Summer Reading web page today!