Free Citizen Science Kits for Public Libraries

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Free, Family Friendly Citizen Science Kits for Public Libraries!

The Test the Waters Kit is a free loanable, citizen science kit available to public libraries containing fun activities that teach children about the role and importance that water has in our lives. Each kit is in a lockable plastic tote that fits on a typical library shelf. They come with instructions and engaging educational materials that are perfect for the entire family to enjoy!

Quantities are limited, so be sure to get yours now!

This exciting new citizen science resource offered free to public libraries is offered through a partnership of the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM), Cornerstones of Science and the NIH All of Us Research Program.

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Test the Waters Kit

Hope to see you at ALA 2023! Connect with NNLM.

Learn about health information resources and programming opportunities from ALA in Chicago! Check out these presentations featuring staff from across NNLM. All times listed are Central Time. Be sure to check the official conference schedule for full descriptions and updates.

Health Programming at Your Library: Project Ideas, Resources, and Opportunities

Saturday, June 24 at 9:00 a.m., McCormick Place W185bc

Learn about health program ideas and resources with NNLM! We’ll share past health programs, funding opportunities, and more.

Stress Management for Real Life

Saturday, June 24 at 2:30 p.m., McCormick Place, Show Floor - ALA Placement Center

This session goes beyond just the typical stress tips and includes what leaders and managers need to do to create a less stressful work environment.

Telehealth in Libraries: What You Need to Know

Sunday, June 25 at 11:00 a.m., McCormick Place W184a

This presentation will define and discuss telehealth as it applies to public libraries, outline research on programs currently or recently provided to patrons, and offer information on training and networking opportunities that can empower library staff to assist the public with telehealth needs.

Self-Care During Stressful Times, Feeling burnt out?

Sunday, June 25 at 2:30 p.m., McCormick Place, Show Floor - ALA Placement Center

Find ways to incorporate practices to help us get through stressful times.

ALA 2023

Visit the All of Us Journey

Come aboard this traveling educational exhibit to learn how you can help shape the future of health for yourself, your family, your community, and generations to come.

The Journey features interactive activities, videos, games, quizzes, and more—all designed to demonstrate the power of your participation in health research. You can even enroll in the All of Us Research Program during your visit.

You can visit the All of Us Journey at the following locations and dates:

  • June 12-13: College Grove Community Center 8607 Horton Highway College Grove, TN 37046; 10AM-4PM
  • June 14-15: Truckee Meadows Community College 18600 Wedge Parkway, Building B Reno, NV 89511; 10AM-4PM
  • June 14-15: Tennessee State University 330 10th Avenue North Nashville, TN 37203; 11AM-5PM
  • June 16: North Valleys Family Resource Center 5000 Silver Lake Road Reno, NV 89506; 9AM-3PM
  • June 18: Idlewild Park 2055 Idlewild Drive Reno, NV 89509; 12PM-5PM
  • June 20-23: El Mercado Fresco 2102 Metropolitan Avenue Kansas City, KS 66106; 10AM-4PM
  • June 21: ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum 1500 East Main Street Ashland, OR 97520; 1PM-7Pm
  • June 23-25: Tigard Balloon Festival - Cook Park 17005 Southwest 92nd Avenue Tigard, OR 97224; various times
The All of Us Journey Schedule

All of Us Journey

Announcing June 2023 NNLM Reading Club: LGBTQIA+ Health

Celebrate Pride Month with the NNLM Reading Club. The LGBTQIA+ community confronts unique health challenges and shares a common need for culturally competent care that recognizes and responds to their specific medical concerns.

In recognition of Pride Month, which is celebrated every June in honor of The Stonewall Uprising in 1969, the NNLM Reading Club has selected books for multiple ages to help share information about sexual- and gender-affirming health care. This month, we highlight our previous book selections and add three new titles, including book discussion guides and promotional materials to support your own library book discussion.

  • Brace for Impact: A Memoir by Gabe Montesanti
  • Kimiko Does Cancer: A Graphic Memoir by Kimiko Tobimatsu (Author) and Keet Geniza (Illustrator)
  • How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox

Learn more at the NNLM Reading Club

Want to learn more? Here are other free NLM and NNLM programs featured this month.

NNLM Reading Club

Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program, is enrolling participants at clinics across the U.S.

The National Institutes of Health is now enrolling participants in a landmark initiative to advance nutrition research. Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program (NPH), is working with 14 sites across the United States to engage 10,000 participants from diverse backgrounds and learn more about how our bodies respond differently to food.

Read the Announcement

Keep up to date with all NNLM All of Us Program Center Digests and Special Bulletins. Newsletters are published bimonthly. View the complete issue listing for content that you may have initially missed.

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