Twinsburg Public Library will host three speaker programs and share posts on social media including Facebook and Pinterest in the month of August to help focus on three issues that have impacted the community: addiction, child welfare & online behavior, and vaccinations. The goal of these programs and post will be to provide quality information for the community, with a highlight on MedlinePlus and PubMed. Each awareness social post will also include a link to an NLM resource. At the start of each program, the librarian host will conduct an ice-breaker, before the introduction of the speakers. During the icebreaker, the library will give a brief explanation about trustworthy health sources online and demonstrate how to access the MedlinePlus and PubMed resources. At the end of each program, the library would like to make the following available to participants: 1 Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction" by NIDA, 2 Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse by Elizabeth Jeglic and Cynthia Calkins. & Creepy Street: Spider on the Web by Lee Jordan, and 3 Calling the Shots DVD by NOVA. The NIDA publication was selected due to the accessible writing and authoritative source. Calling the Shots was selected specifically to act against the popular antivaccination documentary, Vaxxed. With an hour runtime, and the trusted NOVA as a producer, Calling the Shots is also accessible, without being patronizing in tone. Protecting your Child from Sexual Abuse was selected based on the credentials of Elizabeth Jeglic, who has written in articles for Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice and Sexual Abuse. Both Jeglic and Calkins are psychology professors at John Jay College in New York. The title addresses the exact question that parents have in regards to this specific type of crime. Finally, two librarians read and reviewed the self-published Creepy Street: Spider on the Web. Although the rhyming is not perfect, it does teach 86 to be careful with what they share and who they meet online.

Project Details

Organization Name

Twinsburg Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Julia Fisher

Start Date
May 1, 2019
End Date
April 30, 2020
Funding Amount
Library or Information Professional
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Behavioral/Social Determinants of Health