Children’s Community Garden

Gardening is fun and it’s all the more so if you involve kids!  According to Susan Patterson, 9 Reasons Every Child Should Help Grow a Garden, there are many benefits to gardening with children not the least of which is to get them to eat more vegetables.  It seems that the more we verbally emphasize the […]

New Health Literacy Grant will provide additions to Community Garden

The Miami Public Library was awarded another Health Literacy grant from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries.  The Health Literacy initiative is funded through ODL with funds from Library Services and Technology Act, a federal source of library funding provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The library will again partner with the Ottawa […]

“I Went to a Garden Party…”

The Health Literacy Project Partners, Ottawa County Health Department, Northeastern Tribal Health Systems, OSU Extension Office, and Miami Public Library recently hosted a garden party at the Community Garden located on the grounds of the Ottawa County Health Department.  Community members were invited to view the beds, examine future plans for expansion, and enjoy refreshments. […]

Community Garden Coming Soon!

The Miami Public Library is concerned about the health of our community.  Part of the reason for our poor health is that out of 77 Oklahoma counties, Ottawa County ranks 39th in vegetable consumption and 45th in fruit consumption.  Poor health literacy, or not having the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and […]