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WHY? #1 PMH Family & Patient Library
November 25, 2010, 1:08 am
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As a way to keep many informed of just the types of services that are offered to everyone, I’ve decided to do a 10 reasons (or less) why you should visit a particular place. Hopefully that will not only be concise but help you find information that will tailour to your needs. And my first candidate for the beginning of my “WHY?” series having visited it recently,

5 reasons why you should visit the Princess Margaret Hospital Family and Patient Library

1. Being a cancer-oriented hospital, they carry almost every brochure there is for cancer-related illnesses. Don’t speak English? Don’t fret just yet. They have it in many languages, such as French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, and Hindi just to name a few.

2. Some of the books that people come take out are healthy habits/diets. You can only imagine their vast selection for such a small library.

3. Lots and lots of DVD’s (or even video cassettes if you still own a VCR) that will help in understanding the type of cancer-illness you may have. A good majority of them are interactive!

4. Computers with free-internet access while you may be waiting around in the hospital to find information that you may need. Of course be courteous of the amount of time you spend on it if others are in need of the computer too.

5. If there is something that you can’t find, ask the librarian for a form where you can fill it out to get a well-tailored information package. The librarian will search for places/websites that will provide what you are looking for and have it ready for you to pick or send it you via e-mail.

6. I said there was only 5 but an extra one because I think it’s worth mentioning. The librarian, Michelle, isĀ  approachable, warm and very informative. Even if you don’t really need to find information, take a little stroll down and say hi to the hard-working volunteers and Michelle!

(This was also a post I made for the Youth4Health website which you can check out here.)