The Boston Public Library Fund is pleased to announce two recent gifts supporting patron health.
The Point32Health Foundation generously funded diabetes programming at the Roxbury Branch’s Nutrition Lab. Nutrition Literacy Coordinator Stephanie Chace will launch a series of diabetes-education programs — such as nutrition lectures, exercise sessions, and cooking classes — to address higher rates of diabetes in Boston’s Black and Hispanic populations. These community-centric programs seek to empower participants to take control of their diabetes.
Recognizing the Library’s unique role in providing information and materials to the public, the Tiny Tiger Foundation made a gift to support mental health literacy. The grant will enable the Library to expand free mental health literacy resources, among them therapy cards, a tool for patrons to independently explore mental health topics. In addition, monthly workshops, expansion of the circulating collection, and staff trainings will help empower all members of the Boston community.