Boost Box Schedule

When: Held 2nd Tuesday of each month / Noon - 1 pm / Archives

Where: https://webmeeting.nih.gov/boost2/

  • MAR now offers 1 MLA Continuing Education (CE) credit per Boost Box session
  • Details are provided at the end of each session

Our February and March Boost Box sessions will be of special interest to libraries who use the themes set by the Collaborative Summer Library Program (CSLP) or the Illinois Reading Enrichment and Development (iREAD) program: Both summer reading themes involve a focus on health, wellness, sports and achievement. If you are interested in learning more about resources to support your summer reading 2016 program, then tune in for the February and March 2016 NN/LM MAR Boost Box sessions.


Gear Up for Summer Reading 2016: Resources for Adults and Seniors /February 9, 2016 / Noon –1pm ET

Summary: Summer reading programs are a long standing tradition for public libraries across the nation. The 2016 summer reading theme from CSLP is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” and for iREAD it is “Read-For the Win!” Both summer reading themes involve a focus on health, wellness, sports and achievement. Tune in to learn about National Library of Medicine and other reliable resources that you can use to support your summer reading program for adults and seniors. Ideas on how to engage these adult populations in a love of reading and healthy lifestyles will also be included. Lastly, learn where to locate freely available health information resources that you can order and distribute at your library this summer.

Presenter: Lydia Collins, NN/LM MAR Consumer Health Coordinator


Summer Reading 2016 Playground: Resources for Children and Teens / March 8, 2016 / Noon – 1pm ET

Summary: Are you in charge of planning and organizing the summer reading program for children and/or teens at your library? Do you want ideas on how to use National Library of Medicine and other reliable resources to enhance your library’s offerings? If so, then join us for this informative webinar which will provide you with an introduction to fun and interactive health resources for children and teens on nutrition, sports, and healthy living. The 2016 summer reading theme from CSLP is “Wellness, Fitness, and Sports” and for iREAD it is “Read-for the Win!” Come and learn about freely available curriculum and online health tools that can be incorporated into your summer reading program for youth. Let NN/LM MAR help you prepare for a summer of reading, sports and wellness fun for youth in your community.

Presenter: Lydia Collins, NN/LM MAR Consumer Health Coordinator