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NNLM PSR Reading Club Kit

Book Club Banner U.S. National Library of Medicine, young adults sitting against a white brick wall, each holding a book and smiling and laughing
 
The NNLM All of Us Community Engagement Network Reading Club, also known as the NNLM Reading Club, is a “ready-to-use” fiction and nonfiction book list and health information resource. The Reading Club is designed to offer a program-in-a-box to help raise awareness about NNLM programs and to help libraries support health literacy and the health information needs in their communities. The book kits can be used in conjunction with selected National Health Observances or at any time during the year. Currently, we have selections for American Heart Month (February), Mental Health Month (May), and Family Health History Month (November).

 NNLM PSR All Available Reading Club Title Covers

Eligibility: Any library in the Pacific Southwest region that is an organizational member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine is eligible to apply and to receive one NNLM Reading Club Book from November 1, 2018 through April 30, 2019. Due to the limited supply of the NNLM Reading Club Book Kits, libraries that support outreach to vulnerable populations as identified in the NIH Underrepresented in Biomedical Research criteria receive priority status. Learn more about free membership on the NNLM PSR Members page.

A standard NNLM Reading Club Book Kit includes: 

  • 8 books
  • 8 bookmarks
  • 8 discussion guides
  • 8 NIH MedlinePlus Magazines
  • 8 NIH All of Us Research Program brochures
  • 8 reading club book bags
  • 1 large tote to hold the whole kit 

The NNLM Reading Club Book Kits are made available with federal funds from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the NIH All of Us Research Program. By submitting an application and receiving the kit as a mini-award, you agree to promote NLM resources and raise awareness of the NIH All of Us Research Program by distributing the included handouts, bookmarks and brochures with the book kit through at least April 30th, 2019. About eight weeks after receipt of the book kit, you also will be asked to complete a short survey about the NNLM Reading Club.
 
Apply today at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PSR_BOOKCLUB

For replenishing the handouts, materials are available for free download and on request from NNLM PSR. For questions about the kit or to order additional materials, please contact psr-nnlm@library.ucla.edu.