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Last Updated: Jul 5, 2016 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Summer Reading 2016: Get Ready, Get Set!!

MAR Summer Reading 2016 Book Cover

Let NN/LM MAR help as you gear up for Summer Reading 2016!! Watch recordings of the February 2016 and March 2016 Boost Box Sessions to learn about freely available health information resources from the National Library of Medicine and other reliable agencies  that can be turned into fun ideas/activities for your Summer Reading 2016 program. 

Listen to recordings of the webinars on the NN/LM MAR Boost Box Archives page.

Access Summer Reading resources and materials on the NN/LM MAR Health Outreach and Programming resource guide.



National Health Observances

Locate health observance materials for 2016. For more information see the NHO tab on this resource guide. If you use these resources, please notify Lydia (


Summer Reading 2015: Super Heroes, Disaster & Health

Will super heroes be prevalent at your library this summer? If so here are some wonderful disaster and emergency preparedness and health resources from FEMA and the CDC for children, teens and adults.

The Immune Platoon


Welcome to NN/LM MAR Information for Public Libraries


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Provides freely available resources on a variety of topics for use by Public Libraries to use in their communities. Locate resources by subject using the information compiled by the Consumer Health Coordinator at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR).

Highlighted Resources by Population/Topic:

Adult/General/Senior Health

Health Resources for Teens

NLM's K-12 Resources

Consumer Health

Finding Health and Wellness @ the Library: A Consumer Health Toolkit for Library Staff 2nd edition

Affordable Care Act Information

Multicultural Health Resources

Health Resources in Multiple Languages 

If you have any questions or would like training on the resources listed, please contact NN/LM MAR via e-mail, or via telephone (800) 338-7657.



Engage for Health

The Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and its Pennsylvania Hospital Engagement Network (PA-HEN) have developed Engage for Health, a series of tools to conduct a community education program on taking an active role in your health care.

Engage for Health

The Engage for Health program consists of several resources that can be used together or separately, based on your needs. It includes a slide presentation, resources to conduct a patient/provider role play exercise, a list of additional resources, and promotional materials.

Learn more at the HAP Engage for Health web site

NN/LM MAR Training


NN/LM MAR staff provide no-cost training session on health information resources, with an emphasis on free resources from the National Library of Medicine. Locate information about upcoming trainings and see past offerings.

NN/LM MAR Consumer Heatlh Coordinator

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Lydia Collins
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University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261
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Of Interest to Public Libraries



Trusted health information from the National Library of Medicine. Locate information on specific diseases, conditions, and wellness topics in


MedlinePlus Magazine

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine

NIH MedlinePlus Magazine is a favorite source of trusted health information for you, whether you read it in your doctor's office, local health center, clinic, or hospital waiting room.  Free subscriptions are available.


Digital Divide & Libraries

Get a Read on This: Libraries Bridging the Digital Divide: Andrew Roskill at TEDxCharleston

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National Library of Medicine

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Bethesda, Maryland 20894


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