A Better You
Shaping Elizabeth, a city-wide coalition tasked with improving community health, has mobilized many organizations in Elizabeth to work together in building a culture of health in New Jersey's 4th largest city. As the Free Public Library of the City of Elizabeth, we consider it our duty to be involved in this endeavor: to share health literacy resources and help make Elizabeth a healthier place. As of November, we have become actively involved with the Shaping Elizabeth coalition as founding members of a subcommittee called the Library Coalition. With the Outreach to Consumers Award, we plan to leverage our network of partners and our vibrant community of library patrons and supporters to bring more health programs and resources to the City of Elizabeth.