Healthy Living at Your Library
Sonoma County Library offers free classes focused on health and wellness for adults, teens, and children around the County.
Extensive community outreach and feedback from our users helped us to identify health literacy as an educational need in our community. With that goal in mind, library staff wrote a grant and secured $30,000 in federal funding to lead a year-long program of health education classes in 2016 and 2017. The “Healthy Living at Your Library” series offered free educational classes and events countywide at each library branch to the public with a focus on nutrition, healthy cooking and physical fitness.
After the conclusion of the grant, Sonoma County Library continues to offer a variety of free health and wellness classes to the public countywide, and we are expanding our focus to include events and classes for teens and children as well.
Join us for classes that include all things healthy!
Sonoma County Library partners with many local agencies and organizations to deliver the classes. Our partners have included:
- Sonoma County Department of Health Services
- Santa Rosa Junior College
- Sonoma County Family YMCA
- Ceres Community Project
- St. Joseph Health
- Northern California Center for Well-Being
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Southwest Region
- Jill Nussinow (aka The Veggie Queen)
The Healthy Living series was in alignment with:
- The Library’s Strategic Plan
- The Portrait of Sonoma
- Health Action Sonoma County
This program was supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.
- Central Santa Rosa Library
- Cloverdale Regional Library
- Guerneville Regional Library
- Healdsburg Regional Library
- Northwest Santa Rosa Library
- Petaluma Regional Library
- Rincon Valley Library
- Rohnert Park Cotati Regional Library
- Roseland Community Library
- Sebastopol Regional Library
- Sonoma Valley Regional Library
- Windsor Regional Library