Eckhart Public Library and Tri Kappa are teaming up to support Pink Out – events, speakers, and information to raise awareness and answer questions about breast cancer, screenings, and next steps. While the library may not always be at the forefront of your mind during a health issue, we have plenty of materials to help you learn more and kind, friendly staff to help you find what you’re looking for!
Some of the library’s resources require a library card, but even if you don’t have a card, you can still ask questions, read materials in the library, attend programs, and use internet-connected computers. We aren’t medical professionals, but we’re here to help!
Often, when people think of libraries, they think of books. Eckhart Public Library has many books that have information about breast cancer and many other health issues.
If you’re not sure where to begin looking for a book, speak with a staff member. Library staff members are trained to help you find the information you’re seeking.
If you have a specific book in mind, we can help you find that too. Even if we don’t have a book on our shelves, we are part of the Evergreen Indiana consortium and we can get most books sent quickly and easily to you. We are also a part of the SRCS system, and can also find books through traditional interlibrary loan.
We also offer e-books through OverDrive. These books can be downloaded to your e-reader or other mobile device through the OverDrive app.
But Eckhart Public Library has more than just books…
Help is Available Online!
There are several databases online that offer health information. One of the best is Medline Plus, which is available for free at any computer in the state of Indiana through INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library. Medline Plus is geared toward patients and their caregivers, and includes information—including videos—on health topics, procedures, surgeries, drugs, and supplements.
No internet access? No problem! Anybody with a library card in good standing or a photo ID can access a library computer.
Visit our website’s “Resources” page to access the library’s resources. Click on “INSPIRE” to find Medline Plus, and much more!
Stress Relief, too!
While getting the right information is likely your top priority when you or somebody you know is diagnosed with cancer, it’s also important to find ways to unwind throughout the process.
Eckhart Public Library has a variety of materials that can help keep your mind off the stress of a cancer diagnosis. In addition to books, there are audiobooks, DVDs, magazines, graphic novels, and more. Library staff members can help you find materials that might work best for your situation and make you feel good.
Home delivery through Eckhart Mobile Outreach Service (EMOS) is also available to anybody in the library’s service area (City of Auburn and Union Township) with a significant barrier to coming into the library, even if it’s temporary.
Library programs and events are also a good way to relieve stress. Book clubs, in particular, can be a great resource—and a built-in support group. For more information about library programs, visit epl.lib.in.us/calendar.