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Public Libraries As Healthy Places

Early to bed, and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise…So does going to the public library.
Submitted by Fatima Perkins, Adult Services Manager
Cuyahoga County Public Library, Parma, Ohio
OLOS Columns
February 25, 2011
Can the library really make someone healthy, wealthy and wise? Well, we can give it a try. Call them what you may, baby boomers, silent generation, greatest generation, older adults (65+) now account for 13% of the United States population. Now more than ever, the public library being a community focal point has an opportunity to engage communities and transform lives. Three areas include health, finances, and brain power.

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