Archive for Wednesday, February 24, 2016

New health kiosks available at Tonganoxie library

Bilingual story time, after-school snack program being added

February 24, 2016

Tonganoxie Public Library has an additional resource for anyone researching health information.

A health literacy kiosks can be found at the library through the end of March. The kiosk was brought in at the beginning of this month, thanks to a project the State Library of Kansas initiated in partnership with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas.

The kiosk links residents to quality, reliable resources at local, state and national levels.

Visitors can use the “information desks” to search for articles, definitions, agencies and a wide variety of resources, including subscription services that the State Library provides statewide.

Another kiosk has been placed at Free State Fitness, 1198 Front Street, in Tonganoxie for the same timeframe.

Subscription services include:

l Consumer Health Complete. CHC provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. 

l ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health. This program offers nursing, allied health, alternative and complementary medicine topics

l MedicLatina. This service offers a wide assortment of medical journals in Spanish.

Links are also provided to regional resources such as the Kansas Department of Health, Kansas University Hospital’s Poison Control Center and a directory of Kansas Local Health Departments.

These kiosks will be available at the library during regular business hours, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Spanish story time

The library now is offering Spanish story time.

The bilingual story time is 7 p.m. every fourth Monday of the month. Staff member Jayma Zook is bilingual and leads the program. Families are welcome to come for the program wearing their pajamas. The event is open to all ages.

After-school snack program

Starting March 16 and continuing through May 18, the library will be offering Tasty Treats and Beats, a weekly afternoon school snack program for youths ages 7-18. The program allows youths to stop by for snacks and music.

The offering will be available 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays starting next month.

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