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DLD Health Literacy Initiative


The Connecticut State library's Health Library Initiative is one of the our Division of Library Development (DLD) Strategic Focus Plan "Seven Literacies" — a key element of the Division's LSTA Five Year Plan. The initiative consists of strategic partnerships; ongoing health webinar offerings; professional development workshops, and online health and wellness resources.

Learn More: Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club

Great Stories Club participants

In this free, 60-minute webinar, staff from the ALA Public Programs Office and Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services will discuss the Truth, Racial Healing & Transformation Great Stories Club (TRHT GSC) pilot program and application process. Learn more about TRHT GSC.

Webinar topics will include:

Viewing and Discussion Programs with "The Vietnam War," a Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Join us for a one-hour webinar to hear programming and partnership ideas for "The Vietnam War."

Attendees of this session will:

  • Discover program ideas from public libraries that were awarded "The Vietnam War" programming kit
  • Learn about potential partnerships for documentary discussion programs in your community
  • Find event resources for hosting programming about "The Vietnam War" 

Going Outside the Stacks: Library Partnerships for Community Festivals

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Tents and patrons at the Literary Arts Festival
I don’t know about your community, but my small Florida town loves outdoor festivals. We have celebrations for everything: Bikefest, Corn Fest, Arts Fest, Craft Beer & Food Fest, etc. Being located on Main Street in the heart of downtown, my library is often filled with festival-goers using our restrooms and enjoying our air conditioning and water fountains. The library does book displays that fit the themes of whatever events are going on within the community. Chili Cook Off? Jazz Festival? Easter Egg Hunt? We have a book for that.
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