Healthy U

Get to a more Healthy U at the Library! The Library is pleased to offer a series of programs and services that help to nurture the mental, emotional, and physical wellness of the Yorba Linda community. Sponsored by a grant from the California State Library, the Yorba Linda Public Library is now offering various services and events themed around healthy living.

 

Board Games & Puzzles

Did you know that board games and puzzles offer players more than just a fun, recreational outlet? Studies show that such activities help to relieve stress, improve brain function, stimulate the mind, boost creativity, increase attention spans, and improve social skills. To view the collection of board games & puzzles available for check-out, please visit our Game Lending Library.

 

Day Pack Hike Kits

Get to a more Healthy U by exploring local hiking trails in Yorba Linda, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. The Library is now offering Day Pack Hiking Kits to provide you with the tools to enjoy a recreational hike. Day Pack Hike Kits check out for 10 days, are not renewable, and are available to Yorba Linda Public Library Card holders ages 18 & older. Check the Library’s catalog for availability.

 

Sewing Machines, Crochet & Knitting Kits

Did you know that crafting is good for your health? Not only does learning how to do such things as sewing, crocheting, or knitting gain you a life-long skill, it can also relieve stress, improve memory function, protect the brain from aging, and increase your overall happiness! In particular, those who suffer from depression & anxiety often report less stress and more happiness after crafting. The Library is now offering crochet and knitting kits. These kits will provide you with materials to learn the art of knitting or crocheting. Plus, we’ve included enough yarn to create your first scarf! The Library is also offering sewing machines.  Check the Library’s catalog for availability.

 

Storytime To Go Literacy Kits

Did you know reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills?  Take the joy of reading to another level with one of the LIbrary’s Storytime To Go Literacy Kits!  Kits feature a variety of tools to encourage interaction between parents and their kids.  Each kit is based on a theme and includes books, a music CD, storytelling props, fingerplays, as well as rhymes.  Themes include: Apples, Bears, Colors, Cookies, Counting, Dinosaurs, Ducks, Farm, Food, Frogs, Gardening, Hats Mice, Monkeys and Friends, Pets, Pigs, School, and Winter.  Check the Library’s catalog for availability. 

 

Telescope Kits

Become an amateur astronomer @ your Library by borrowing one of our Orion Starblasts Telescopes. Explore the night sky and experience the excitement that comes from discovery.

The StarBlast 4.5 inch Astronomical Telescope is easy to use and robust. There is nothing to assemble. It has a wooden base, not the usual spindly tripod legs. The telescope is of manageable size, but has a relatively large optical tube. This means that the Moon and deep sky objects will show far more detail than once could see with the common beginner’s telescope. It also has a large field of view that allows the object to stay in the eyepiece longer.  Check the Library’s catalog for availability.

 

HEALTHY U EVENTS

The Library will offer a series of events designed to help you get to a more Healthy U.