By Carrie Stefanski
Meet Sara. She’s a mom with three young children and has parents who are getting up there in age. She wants the best for her family, and that includes good health. She needs reliable, up-to-date resources that to turn to, whether seeking new yoga poses for herself, healthy cooking for her family or researching specific health concerns such as heart disease.
As the old adage says “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Gale has just what your library needs to ensure your patrons are well-informed when it comes to health- and fitness-related topics.
For those looking for beginner-level help, offer eBook titles from the iconic For Dummies and Complete Idiot’s Guide series. Be sure to check with your rep about the limited-time discount offer on this new titles with the most current nutrition topics like veganism, raw foods, cleanses, detoxing, and more. And with over 100 eBooks on the award-winning GVRL platform, readers can learn in depth of subjects from surgery and medical tests to teen mental health and more. The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets is a cohesive guide for someone trying to determine what nutritional path is right for them. Fitness tiles like The Complete Running and Marathon Book will also get your patrons active!
Sara might even have time to take a six-week Gale Course like Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals. In spending just 2-4 hours a week she can learn new lips on easy to prepare meals that are both delicious and nutritious. (If you have Gale Courses in your library, the next batch of sessions start on June18. Don’t forget to remind your patrons!)
The Health & Wellness Resource Center is a comprehensive array of the most up-to-date consumer medical information available. This standalone resource could the new Web MD for Sara and the rest of your community!
Learn about all of our resources for The Health Nut and other patron groups.
About the Author
Carrie is starting her public library career after six years in higher education IT. She has a B.S. in written communications, gets her work/life balance playing roller derby, and still has her first library card.