Beyond Books: Library Launches ‘Be Well’ Initiative

J. Lewis Crozer Library Launches ‘Be Well’ Initiative to Support Chester Residents’ Health and Wellbeing

As many of you know, public libraries are about more than just books, and the mission of J. Lewis Crozer Library emphasizes accessibility to information and meeting the needs of the Chester community to foster lifelong learning, empowerment, and success for all ages. This includes access to and meaningful use of health resources and information for effective individual health management.

Over the years, research has shown that when all components of community wellbeing, such as health literacy, educational opportunities, and social connectedness, are addressed holistically, community health is strengthened. Title V of the Affordable Care Act defines health literacy as “the degree to which an individual has the capacity to obtain, communicate, process, and understand health information and services in order to make appropriate health decisions.” Therefore, this fall, Crozer Library is launching a new initiative, Be Well, to support Chester’s health and wellbeing needs by offering a variety of programs, services and insights on resources that focus on health, nutrition, fitness, and kindness.
Be sure to check out our upcoming programs listed on our website!

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