June Programming: Men’s Health

by hwatkins

To support your library’s health programming strategy, here are June health programing ideas – brought to you by The Pulse, part of the Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center.

Sunday, June 17th is Father’s Day, a time to celebrate the fathers and father-figures in our lives. Perhaps the best gift we can give our fathers is the gift of health. Celebrate fathers and promote National Men’s Health Month in your library this June with these free resources and with information from Gale Health and Wellness Resource Center:

  • Quick and Easy: printable coloring pages and other activities for children and teens.
  • Featured Resources: books for children and their caregivers and links to reliable online information
  • Book Club: adult book club ideas
  • Tie In:  ideas for library programs
  • Community Resources: local agencies to contact
  • Publicity Resources: free resources to help you publicize National Men’s Health Month at your library through social networking sites or traditional printed materials
  • Fun Stuff: links to interactive websites and apps

Quick and Easy

Coloring Pages:

Activity Pages:

Printables for Adults

Featured Resources


Reliable Online Information for Adults:

Book Club

Before I Forget by Leonard Pitts, Jr. (Agate, 2009)

“In a seamless transition to fiction, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Pitts Jr. delivers an unsettling, compelling first novel about secrets, illness, and the role of African-American men in society and family life.” Publisher’s Weekly, Starred review.

Tie Ins

Father’s Day Crafty Gifts to Make

Dad and Me Movie Time

  • In His Father’s Shoes – A son learns about the life of his cancer-stricken father with the help of time travel shoes.
  • The Pursuit of Happyness – “A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional endeavor.”

Community Resources

Find a local agency to partner with, a speaker, or other local resources:

Publicity Resources

Use these free publicity resources alongside your library’s June programming information – newsletter, blog, posters, or fliers – to promote National Men’s Health month at your library This June.

Fun Stuff

Add these interesting and helpful interactive links to your library’s website, Facebook page, or Twitter feed:

For Children

For Adults


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