We will be opening late the 9th, due to County directors' meeting in Guthrie Center. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Join us for Story Time every Monday at 10 a.m. in the Menlo Library!
Menlo Public Library Hours
Monday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am-12:00pm, 2:00pm – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Media Release-Immediate Release March 1, 2021
5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices County!! For Early Childhood
Partnerships 4 Families, Early Childhood Iowa Area- Audubon, Carroll, Greene and Guthrie Counties
Cindy Duhrkopf, Area Director firstname.lastname@example.org or 712-790-7437
Partnerships 4 Families is partnering with IDPH and other early childhood providers in Audubon, Carroll, Greene and Guthrie Counties to promote the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! initiative to families with young children in our four county area.
5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! is part of the Healthiest State Initiative and has resources for Early Care & Education to promote 5 fruits and vegetables a day, 2 hours or less of screen time, 1 or more hours of activity a day and 0 sugary drinks. Communities, businesses, schools and individuals across Iowa have promoted the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! it is also a nationally recognized and evidence based prevention framework to promote healthy habits.
Partnerships 4 Families the Early Childhood Iowa (ECI) area for Audubon, Carroll, Greene and Guthrie Counties worked with Iowa Department of Public Health and many local early childhood programs to fill a 5-2-1-0 bag with information and items for parents to increase the physical activity and healthy eating of their young children. Local early childhood providers also included information about their services and other initiatives focused on young children.
Bags were recently delivered to early childhood programs, child care centers and registered child care providers in the four county ECI area for direct distribution to children two-three years of age. Bags are also available at local libraries where families with children ages two or three can stop by and pick up a bag. Families must live in one of the four counties served by Partnerships 4 Families.
On March 31st at 5:00 a live drawing will take place on the Partnerships 4 Families Facebook page for 10 baskets filled with more fun activities and a $20 gift certificate to a local grocery store for the purchase of fruits and vegetables. Information is provided in the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! bags for information on how to sign up.
Partnerships 4 Families encourages healthy behaviors and wants “All Children beginning at Birth to be Healthy and Successful.” Find out more about Partnerships 4 Families at partnerships4families.org and Early Childhood Iowa at earlychildhood.iowa.gov
Please remember, as the children start back to school that the Menlo Library has e-books and audio books available free of charge. Free hotspots with unlimited data, a tablet, books and DVDs for checkout. The library also has free 24 hour Wi-Fi access inside and outside of the library. Computers and laptops are available inside and tablets for picnic table use, weather permitting.
The Menlo Public Library has eBooks and audiobooks.
Free Wi-Fi is still available 24 hours a day, no password required, outside of the library under Menlo Lib Guest. There are spots to drive up and park by the library. Please call the library at 641-524-4201 for urgent needs.