Herrick Community Health Care Library participated at Chamber health fair

The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library in La Mesa, a consumer health public library specializing in health research information, participated at the recent San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce’s “Health Fair Saturday,” the East County region’s largest annual free community-wide health fair. Health Fair Saturday was held Sept. 26 at the Grossmont Center mall in La Mesa.

Library representatives answered questions and provided information to shoppers and guests about the Herrick Library, operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), a public agency that supports health-related community programs and services in San Diego’s East County.

The Herrick Library was among 35 exhibit booths featuring health screenings and information on health-related organizations and products. GHD was one of the event sponsors, along with Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Grossmont Center, North Island Credit Union and KyXy-FM 96.5

The Herrick Library, located at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa St. in La Mesa, specializes in health research information, accessible both on-site and via the Internet. The library provides free access to the latest consumer-level information in print and electronic formats. It is both a traditional library, as well as a digital library, with emphasis on Internet access to online resources. The library’s collection totals about 2,500 items. Regular library hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays through Fridays, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information about the library, phone (619) 825‑5010 or visit www.herricklibrary.org.