Health information can change quickly. In an underfunded public library, this translates into out of date resources that can misinform consumers. Unfortunately, the capacity of our public computing is insufficient to meet the needs of our community, and therefore directing people to online health resources such as MedlinePlus is a challenge. Additionally, we do not have the staffing capacity to provide instruction on available, accurate resources. Our residents, and especially our seniors, are unaware of the free, easy, and accurate material available through MedlinePlus. By adding 5 new computers as well as dedicated staff time for instruction and patron support, we will improve the knowledge base of our community and grow their confidence in advocating for their health needs.

Project Details

Organization Name

York Public Library

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Michelle Sampson

Start Date
May 1, 2020
End Date
April 30, 2021
Funding Amount
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Blacks/African Americans
Hispanics/Latin Americans
Educator, College & Post-grad
Educator, K-12
Student, College & Post-grad
Student, K-12