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Health & Wellness

Health & Wellness

Your Library is good for your health. Whether you're attending an online or in-person class, borrowing active living gear, or exploring wellness books, we're proud to be a place you can rely on to take care of your mind and body. Explore the events, resources, and reads below, and do something good for your health today.

Blogs & Resources

Cochrane Library

Get informed about your health. Explore databases packed with quality, independent health research summaries—plain language recaps included.

Autism Tools: Borrow and Explore

In collaboration with Autism Nova Scotia, we have created kit bags filled with Sensory, Fidget, Communication, and Visual Tools.

Storytime: Holly Carr Reads Light in the Forest

Acclaimed Canadian artist, Holly Carr reads from her storybook Light in the Forest, which offers a positive mental health message for kids.

12 Films Featuring Individuals with Disabilities

Using your library card, you can stream these feature films and documentaries online through hoopla or Kanopy.

Pandemic Reflections From a Teen

By Teen Blogger Ella | "Although COVID-19 has impacted my life, I've tried to be positive and find ways to not let go of my plans."

Kick-Start Creativity: DIY Ear Savers for Masks

Ear savers connect to your mask's loops to alleviate pressure behind your ears, creating a more comfortable fit. Learn how to make your own!

Health & Wellness Resource Centre

Access a wealth of information on health-related topics including fitness, pregnancy, diseases, treatments, and prescription drugs.

Episode 14: Quarantine, Sketchers, and Tik Tok

We are back! This episode of the It Came From the Second Floor podcast features chats about Tik Tok, pandemic life, and the Mandela Effect.

5 Tips for Making Self-Care a Priority

Written by Teen Blogger, Parisa | Here are some basic self-care tips you can focus on daily to help you be your healthiest self.

NS Health Authority Patient Education

This guide from the Library Services’ team at NSHA helps you find reliable, current health information that is easy to read and understand.

Hair Today, Hair Tomorrow: All About Hair!

Your Library truly is a resource for everyone...and every hair style, type, and interest. Let it flow with these guides, stories, and films.

DIY Fabric Masks: We Review 6 Styles

It's difficult to know what masks work, fit snugly, and have simple patterns, so Alison and Sharon tried and critiqued six different ones.

How To: Use Gale's Health & Wellness Resource Center

How do I improve mental health? Are antioxidants effective? What dietary habits are associated with developing diabetes? Ask Gale—learn how.

Activity Time: Yoga for Kids with Claire

Claire from Keshen Goodman Public Library leads you through some calming, simple yoga poses you can do at home with kids.

Meditation: Library Resources for Getting Started

You've probably heard about the benefits of meditation, but might not know where to begin. We have many free resources for you to explore.

COVID-19 Resources for Kids and Parents/Guardians

Here are some mental health and wellness resources for kids from sources that we trust and respect, to help you during this difficult time.
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