"A Look Inside the Brain," "The Faces of Health Care," a "Body Systems Touch Table," and the "Human Body Report" are just a few of the interactive displays that make up Discover Health, a traveling exhibition of the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus.
Designed specifically for libraries, Discover Health engages children, teens, and adults in health science topics through multi-media displays and hands-on activities.
"We are so excited to host Discover Health at Delta Library," says Adriana Chavira, Delta Library manager. "The exhibit is on display October through December."
The exhibit began its journey in Brighton in the fall of 2016, making its way to eight libraries throughout the state before arriving in Delta. Lea Hart, district director of Delta County Libraries, sees the exhibit as an opportunity to engage the entire county in health-related topics. "We are working with the school district to offer field trips for students throughout the county," Hart explains. "Students who are unable to make the trip to Delta are invited to their local libraries for a selection of health-related books, programs, and activities."
One of those programs is the "Passport to Health. "Aimed at engaging kids of all ages, the Passport to Health offers incentives for completing healthy activities, like being active, playing outdoor games, eating healthy, and learning about health-related topics.
"Kids who complete the passport will be entered into a grand prize drawing," says Chavira. "We will draw one winner for each month of the exhibit. A new bike from SK Bikes in October, a youth pass to Bill Heddles Recreation Center in November and an outdoor games package sponsored by the Delta Family Center in December."
Delta County School District is assisting the libraries in handing out passports to students. "We are collaborating with the school district to distribute 4,800 passport booklets to students throughout the district," states Hart. "Parents, teachers and library staff can sign off on the activities in the booklet. Once ten activities in the passport are completed, the student can turn in the passport and be entered to win."
"Library staff have been preparing for this exhibit and the associated programs for over a year," says Hart. "Now we are ready to begin sharing our excitement with the community."
For more information and a calendar of events, please visit www.deltalibraries.org or contact Delta Library at 970-874-9630.