PLS strives to build a culture of health throughout our community by providing access to inclusive, high-quality health and wellness programming and services for all ages.
PLS community members have access to and awareness of reliable and accurate tools, techniques, and local resources to support wellness. As indicated in a 2015 Pew Research Study, 73% of Americans who visited a public library did so looking for answers about their health. Recognizing the library as a credible source for health information, PLS invests in the health of our communities through providing access to a variety of opportunities and resources to strengthen overall wellbeing.
America’s Health Rankings by the United Health Foundation ranks Oklahoma as 44th in the Nation for overall health, revealing a critical need for improvement. As a trusted partner in supporting our community’s wellbeing, Pioneer Library System (PLS) serves an essential role in supporting the physical, mental, social and emotional, and environmental health of our community.