“Plot Twist” Little Free Library dedicated at Fayetteville Senior Center

“Plot Twist” Little Free Library dedicated at Fayetteville Senior Center

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We recently dedicated the “Plot Twist” Little Free Library at the Fayetteville Senior Activity & Wellness Center. Many thanks to Ted & Leslie Belden for their tremendous support and sponsorship of the kiosk. Architects Steven Baker and Shay Hawkins submitted the design as part of the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects Little Free Library design competition.  Steven and Shay built the structure in association with Harrison French & Associates. The City of Fayetteville sponsored the installation to the kiosk’s permanent location. Thanks as always to our wonderful Mayor Lioneld Jordan for his steadfast support of literacy! This Little Free Library is located near the city trail system surrounded by neighborhoods. It is meant to be enjoyed by all with the “take a book leave a book” philosophy.

OLC Health Literacy Class visits Fayetteville Fire Station by Julia Kilbourne, OLC AmeriCorps member and health literacy instructor

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A key part in teaching health literacy is to provide not only accurate but actionable information. In OLC health literacy classes, students are informed on how they can better care for themselves and their families and how to feel safe, especially in their home. Knowing where to get support in your community is key to knowing how to prevent and respond to possible dangers from fire and other emergencies, including car crashes and tornadoes. Fire Officer Martin Striefler welcomed students and OLC instructor Julia Kilbourne to his Fayetteville Fire Station and outlined all the kinds of emergencies and services his team provide 24/7. The Fayetteville Fire Department offers free fire safety advice and a smoke detector to any resident in need. Officer Striefler and his team provide much needed help during the aftermath of a car crash as well and demonstrated the jaws of life tools that can rescue car crash victims from their

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