Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Libraries Transform for Healthy Communities

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2018 brings new opportunities to transform your life and embark on your healthiest year yet, and the Long Beach Public Library can help.

According to the American Library Association, more than 90 million U.S. adults have low health literacy, which means they have difficulty accessing and understanding information pertaining to health. Public libraries and librarians help bridge this gap with free resources and guidance that can help you make informed decisions about your health.

Each branch of the Long Beach Public Library contains nutritional cook books, exercise guides, and quality information to help you avoid getting sick. This flu season has been more severe than those of recent years and knowledge is power in the prevention and management of illness.

Your library is also a center of community activities and learning so that you can join others in living a healthier lifestyle. Throughout the year, the Long Beach Public Library offers the following programs:

  • Healthy Living Workshops
  • Cooking Classes
  • Gardening Classes
  • Group Exercise
  • Mental Health Workshops

Check the library calendar to keep up with the latest programs: lbpl.org/events

Libraries are partners in a healthy community, so join us in making 2018 a healthy year for Long Beach.