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Mental Nourishment

It’s no secret that libraries are no longer just about books. Patrons want to cultivate their minds beyond the written word.

Libraries are constantly reinventing themselves to meet their patrons’ needs. Florida Libraries as Mental Nourishment explores the unique, mind-expanding services and programs libraries offer, such as:

  • Makerspaces, which provide patrons with places to gather and share ideas and with tools to bring those ideas to life.
  • Seed libraries patrons can borrow from to start their own gardens.
  • Interest-based gatherings, such as comic/nerd conventions, where patrons can network with like-minded people.


Florida Libraries as Mental Nourishment: Using Your Gale Resources Webinar

Libraries across Florida continue to develop innovative, out-of-the-box offerings to inspire creativity and curiosity in their users. Your Florida Electronic Library Gale resources offer tools and content to spark users' imaginations and encourage exploration into new interests. Join us to discuss how your library supports mental nourishment and learn how your Gale resources can help make the process even more fun.

Presented by Emily Mageski, Customer Education Specialist, Gale | Cengage Learning

Watch the recording.


New Port Richey Library

Contact us

To learn more about Florida Libraries as Mental Nourishment, for more information about the series or if you have resources to share in this area,contact us at 850.245.6622.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.