Healthy Living Resources at Your Local Library

By Matt Metcalf |

Published 04/09 2014 01:51PM

Updated 04/09 2014 02:43PM

CHARLESTON -- Getting fit might be easier than you think using the resources at your local library.

With the Central Illinois weather getting warmer, you're probably noticing the physical effects of being shut in all winter! Books, videos, and online resources at your local library can help you sharpen your mind, boost your mood, and get moving toward better physical fitness.

Jeanne Hamilton of the Charleston Carnegie Public Library ( by ciLiving to talk about the resources at her library, which can be checked out by anyone having a card from libraries around the state!

The library will also be hosting a healthy living series in May. All events are free and open to the public. Contact the library for details: (217) 345-4913.

Monday, May 5th

Not sure how to read food labels in the grocery store?  A representative from Sarah Bush Food & Nutrition Services will be here to explain how!  Monday, May 5th at 6:30 in Rotary Room A.  Join us for this great chance to help you and your family make healthy choices about the foods you are buying.

Tuesday, May 13th

Would you eat that?!  Teens, join us as we sample nutritious snacks that you may not have tried, play a game or two, and check out some of our awesome new Teen health books.  Tuesday, May 13th at 4pm in The Zone. For ages 12-18.

Friday, May 16th

Friday, May 16th we will have a Life Goes On Organ/Tissue Donor Drive from 12:00-4:00pm in Rotary Room A. Life Goes On provides information about organ donation, the critical shortage of donated organs and how to become a potential organ donor.  This is a great opportunity for anyone to stop by and find out more about this lifesaving program.

Monday, May 19th

Be prepared to have an awesome full body work out while dancing the time away to some great music! Instructor Dessie Boeser leads you in this high impact dance aerobics class. Monday, May 19th at 6:30pm in the Rotary Rooms.  Please wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes (not heavy running shoes). 

Wednesday, May 28th

Join us for Senior Social Group Wednesday, May 28th at 11am in the Carnegie Reading Room.  A representative from Sarah Bush Food & Nutrition Services will be here to talk about small nutritious meals for a perfect table for two!

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