Supporting mental health during disaster response and recovery

During the COVID-19 pandemic and recent wildfires, many libraries have been reflecting on the role that they play in supporting community mental health and resilience. Libraries throughout California joined NorthNet Library System (NLS) on March 9, 2021, for a panel discussion on how libraries can best support the mental health of patrons, staff and volunteers […]

Mental Health & Resilience Resources

The following resources include training, community partners, podcasts and books supporting the topics of mental health and resilience. If you have a resource to share on, please contact NorthNet Library System at Webinars and Education California State Library Mental Health InitiativeIn partnership with the California Center for the Book and libraries statewide, the […]

Innovative programming ideas support learning and connection

Amid the immense challenges posed by COVID-19, libraries throughout the country are finding innovative ways to bring people together and to encourage safe, enriching activities. Here in California, libraries have responded with a diverse array of new programs and found creative ways to adapt existing services to online, outdoor and physically distanced formats. Take-home activity […]