Environmental Wellness

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.Environmental wellness is a term established by the Center for Environmental Health in 1980. Having been established approximately 40 years ago, it is a relatively new concept. Environmental wellness refers…

Tea and Wellness

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Tea and wellness go hand in hand. We were very fortunate to visit Carlos at The Tea Lab in Lakewood, Ohio. Carlos shares both the benefits of how tea relates…

Crafting for Mental Health – Finding a Balance

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When I started looking for scientific/medical resources espousing the mental health benefits of crafting, I found primarily anecdotal evidence. This anecdotal evidence was mostly about knitting and crocheting and some…

Health on the Shelf: Health Literacy

October is Health Literacy Month and highlights the importance of easy-to-understand reliable health information. Your library is an excellent resource for health information and can help you to take control…

STEAM Week: Therapeutic Horsemanship

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Certified therapeutic riding instructor Claire List, a volunteer at Achievement Centers for Children's Camp Cheerful, was kind enough to grant an interview about the science of therapeutic horseback riding to close…

STEAM Week: DIY Dog Biscuits

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Baking homemade dog treats is a great way to educate and entertain your child. If you do not have a furry friend at home, donate the treats to a nearby…

STEAM Week: The Science of Dog Training

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This summer's Library Challenge theme is "Tales & Tails," so for STEAM Week, we will take a look at animals and science. Here's an interview with Chris Lantzer, CPDT-KA (Certified…

STEAM Week: Whale, Whale, Whale!

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Celebrate STEAM Week with us by taking a look at some of the coolest animals in the ocean: whales. Your library has a ton of interesting books on whales for…

STEAM Week: Birding

My three-year-old niece calls them "chirpers." When she sees one bouncing about the yard, she insists on trying to get closer by lowering her voice and walking on tip toe.…

STEAM WEEK: Bread Pets

“Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; and good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts.”American Chef James Beard (1903-1985) What's is a Bread Pet? You've heard of…

Happiness in 2021 with Hoopla

Thank goodness, 2021 is finally here! Let's look to the future with a positive mindset. Hone your happiness skills with the following titles from Hoopla. Remember, they are always available…