Community Health Resource Library Adds Services
DVDs and Players Available For Community’s Use
Washington Hospital’s Community Health Resource Library began offering health-related DVDs as of last month. The library also is now equipped with DVD players.
Previously, the library’s resources included VHS videotapes and VCRs. Why the switch?
"You’ve probably already noticed the switch from VHS to DVD at your local Blockbuster," says Community Health Resource Library Operations Coordinator, Karen Halverson. "More and more, households are adopting the DVD technology."
Additionally, DVDs are smaller and easier to store, no broken tapes to fix and many come with subtitles in more than one language.
"This is important because we have the potential to serve more of the people in our area with health information," Halverson says.
Even if people do not have the new technology at home, they are welcome to use the DVD players in the library. The library is equipped with headphones for privacy.
How you can take advantage of resources
Become a member! Sign up for a library card and you can access one of the library’s Internet terminals. Library privileges also allow you to check out up-to-date materials (books, videos, audiotapes, DVD’s) to take home, access online magazine articles from home, read timely articles in the library’s monthly magazines, learn to use the Internet to find health information, access six different newspapers (five daily; one weekly) and see anatomical models.
The library also is home to a monthly Story Hour for children - and their parents, as well as free osteoporosis screenings. If you need assistance, individual consultations are available with friendly trained library volunteers and a medical librarian.
The library’s regular operating hours are:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.