Health Literacy

The Stillwater Public Library has received several health literacy grants from the Oklahoma Department of Libraries and the Institute of Museum and Library Services since 2016. The goal of these grants is to help public libraries create programs and materials to enhance health literacy skills within their communities. Past projects at our library have included two Storywalks, Simple Steps, Biblio Bistro, the Walking Library, and Be Mindful. 

Healthy Kids 2024

The library's newest program launches in 2024 with the intent to encourage healthy living and an active lifestyle in early childhood by providing fun activities and resources for kids and their parents. There are several different programs to choose from:

Supercharged Saturday

  • Recommended Ages: Kindergarten through 5th grade
  • Dates/Times: Fourth Saturday of the month from 10 a.m.-12 p.m., January through March (Jan. 27, Feb. 24, Mar. 23)
  • Description: January will feature OSU's Department of Nutritional Sciences presenting DIY snacks that kids can make themselves. In February the focus will switch to hydration. Basic yoga for all will be hosted in March.
  • Registration: Not required

Kids Leap, Parents Learn

  • Recommended Ages: Caregivers of kids in grades 3-5/Kids in grades 3-5
  • Dates:  Must register for each session. Registrations open three weeks before the program date.
    • Feb. 8 (registration opens Jan. 18)
    • March 7 (registration opens Feb. 15)
    • May 2 (registration opens April 11)
  • Time/Location: All programs take place from 6-7:30 p.m. at Ultimate Air Trampoline Park
  • Description: Parents are invited to learn about children's nutritional health topics from Dr. Ashlea Braun while the kids enjoy free jump time at Ultimate Air Trampoline Park.
  • Registration: Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up here.

Savvy Salsa

  • Recommended Ages: grades 4-6
  • Dates/Locations: March 20 at Our Daily Bread or March 21 at the library
  • Time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Description: Salsa Savvy is a hands-on educational program and workshop that will teach youth how to make healthy food choices using the MyPlate food model. They will also have the opportunity to work together to prepare and taste different salsa recipes using a variety of vegetables and fruits. Dea Rash with OSU Extension will lead the program. 
  • Registration: Space is limited and registration is required. Sign up here.

Music & Movement

  • Recommended Ages: 5 & under
  • Dates/Times: First Wednesdays of the month at 10:30 a.m., January through April (Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 6, April 3)
  • Description: Katherine Battenberg from the Midtown School of Performing Arts will present monthly "Music & Movement" classes at the library. A take-home kit of props will be provided while supplies last.
  • Registration: Not required. Sign up to receive reminder emails.

Littles on the Move

  • Recommended Ages: 0-2
  • Dates/Times: Mondays at 10:30 a.m., January-May 
  • Description: An active and interactive program that provides a safe space for the development of gross motor skills and gives parents ideas to encourage continued activities at home. A rotation of activity stations will be set up for the multiple developmental levels of babies and toddlers.
  • Registration: Not required. Sign up to receive reminder emails.

Lake Adventures

  • Recommended Ages: Two sessions, one for ages 5-8 & one for ages 9-11
  • Dates/Times: Saturday, April 27, time TBD
  • Description: Lake McMurtry staff will lead outdoor recreation activities including their new low ropes course. 
  • Registration: Space is limited and registration will be required.

These activities are supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Oklahoma Department of Libraries. The opinions and content of activities and materials do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries or IMLS, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

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