Healthy Families







October 2021 - The Cranston Public Library is excited to announce our new "Healthy Families" initiaive.  We were recently awarded a $29,500 grant from the Network of the National Library of Medicine, Region 7, to promote health literacy in Cranston and beyond. 

This Health Information Outreach program will introduce and provide health information and access to all residents of Cranston, with a focus on the primary languages that our English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) residents read, speak, and write. CPL will position the library as a trusted resource for fact-finding, as well as a source for combating health misinformation.

CPL will partner with local community organizations, including the OneCranston Health Equity Zone (HEZ) and the Comprehensive Community Action Program (CCAP), to identify and reach out to those who could benefit from the library’s resources.  In addition, the CPL library staff will be trained on resources from the National Library of Medicine, including where to find multilingual and multicultural health information

More information will be provided on our website and social media channels as we launch this exciting new initiative.  

Team Members: 

Project Coordinator:  Carla Jaggi,

Project Lead: Julie Holden,

Adult Services Librarian: Zach Berger,

Communications Manager: Sarah Bouvier,


This project is funded by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Cooperative Agreement Number UG4LM012347 with the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School, Worcester.