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

Free Rapid Test Kits Are Available—While Daily Supplies Last

Look for safety protocols and plan to pick up your free COVID-19 rapid test kit at your Library.

Susan "the Sketcher" MacLeod Sketches Dartmouth Death Café

On August 11, sketch artist, Susan the Sketcher, attended a monthly meet-up of the Dartmouth Death Café at Cole Harbour Public Library.

A Room of Your Own: Book Club for Self-Identified Teen Girls

A Room of Your Own launched in Fall '21, creating opportunities for expression and connection in a time full of uncertainty and isolation.

The Library's Role in Health

Throughout COVID-19, Libraries have pivoted to serve as testing pop-up sites, vaccination clinics, and rapid test distributors. Read more.

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.

Be an Artist or Innovator in Residence

Now due May 10: The Library is accepting proposals for our May-December Residency. Available grants range from $10,000-50,000. Apply now!

Health & Wellness Resource Centre

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

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.

Health Reference Center Academic

Access periodicals and reference materials on nursing, allied health professions, and general personal health.

NSHA is coming to the Library for drop-in vaccine clinics

Drop-in vaccine clinics will take place at several library locations for the Pfizer vaccine, and first or second dose.

A Teen's Opinion on Racial Bias in Healthcare

In her latest blog, Teen Blogger Theertha shares her thoughts on racial bias and its negative impact on healthcare systems around the world.

World AIDS Day 2021

December 1 is World AIDS day, a time to reflect on the global response to HIV. Learn more, and explore helpful reading resources.

Your Library in Phase 5

Beginning Oct. 4, Proof of Full COVID-19 Vaccination will not be required to visit libraries, but will be required to attend programs.

Theertha Explores the Human Heart

Celebrate Science Literacy Week with Teen Volunteer Theertha, as she explores the human heart.

Gendervague: Autistic + Trans

Staff member Zso explores the term gendervague, a neurodivergent experience of trans identity, and shares studies and books to learn more.
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