Health Literacy Grant

Miami Public Library receives Health Literacy Grant The library recently received a $9,000 Health Literacy grant.  The funds, provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL), will be used to provide health education through such events as diabetes classes, yoga classes, and some healthy cooking demonstrations.  It… Continue Reading Health Literacy Grant

Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

The library is hosting a Diabetes Empowerment Education Program as part of this year’s Health Literacy Project.  Classes will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays beginning Oct. 2 and will run through Nov. 6.  They will be held in the upstairs meeting room of the library.  Whitney McGhee, Community Health Educator of INTEGRIS in Miami… Continue Reading Diabetes Empowerment Education Program

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… Continue Reading Children’s Community Garden

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… Continue Reading New Health Literacy Grant will provide additions to Community Garden