Hank the Health Hero to present healthy choices programs at local public libraries!


Hank’s Health Quest: Teeth and Health Hero Training Camp Programs for Youth!

The Public Libraries in Lancaster County in partnership with CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health are proud to announce that Hank the Health Hero will be appearing at public libraries this fall to offer healthy choices programs for children of all ages!  The two program offerings are “Hank’s Health Quest: Teeth” and “Health Hero Training Camp”.

St. Joseph's Children's Health Hank the Health Hero puppet

Hank’s Health Quest: Teeth

Hank the Health Hero believes he is a superhero whose healthy habits make him heroic! An energetic and imaginative 8-year-old puppet, Hank journeys on adventures that test his willpower. Cheer on Hank as he becomes the champion of healthy choices – learning to brush his teeth for two minutes twice each day!

Hank’s healthy attitude is contagious and he spreads it far and wide, making health heroes of all the friends he meets. All show participants will receive tips and tools for making healthy choices at home along with an invitation to join Hank’s Hall of Health Heroes! Hank programs are ideal for children ages 3-6.



Hank’s Health Quest: Teeth Program Schedule

October 2 at 10:00 AM – Strasburg-Heisler Library

October 4 at 11:15 AM – Pequea Valley Public Library (Intercourse)

October 9 at 10:30 AM – Columbia Public Library

October 12 at 10:00 AM – Manheim Community Library

October 26 at 10:30 am – Elizabethtown Public Library

Nov. 2 at 10:15 AM – Lancaster Public Library WEST – Mountville Branch

Nov. 7 at 10:30 AM – Lancaster Public Library EAST- Leola Branch, Leola

November 9 at 6:00 PM – Lancaster Public Library

October 11 — Manheim Farm Show Parade – see HANK at the Parade!!



Health Hero Training Camp Health Hero Training Camp

Germs don’t stand a chance against a trained health hero! Take aim on tooth decay, launch an attack on plaque, run the MyPlate relay, and toss around all sorts of healthy ideas with this action-packed program. The Health Hero Training Camp is an active approach to oral health and nutrition education; helping kids learn about their bodies with their bodies and inspiring a bit of healthy competition. Ideal for your library, recreation center or school, the Health Hero Training Camp is an experience ideal for children ages 5-12.


Health Hero Training Camp Program Schedule

October 19 at 6:00 PM – Quarryville Library

October 21 at 10:30 AM – Manheim Township Library

October 24 at 6:30 PM – Lititz Public Library

October 25 at 6:30 PM – Eastern Lancaster County Library (New Holland)

October 26 at 6:00 PM – Moores Memorial Library (Christiana)

October 28 at 10:00 AM – Milanof-Schock Library (Mount Joy)

November 1 at 4:00 PM – Adamstown Area Library

Families are also encouraged to visit their local public library to join the Brush Twice-A-Day Challenge!  This initiative runs from September 11 – December 11, 2017.  It is a free educational program designed to help kids start and stick to the healthy habit of brushing their teeth at least two times each day.  The challenge is a 10-week initiative for Tots to Tweens.  Children and their caregivers can join the program at any of the 17 local library locations or the bookmobile.


About CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health

A part of Catholic Health Initiatives, CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health is a community-based organization dedicated to the health and well-being of children and families in the Lancaster Community. The organization works in collaboration with community partners to assure access to appropriate, quality health services and benefits for every child in the Lancaster community. This mission in children’s health includes multiple efforts, programs and services committed to improving the health of children and families throughout the Lancaster community. To learn more about CHI St. Joseph Children’s Health, visit www.CHIstjosephchildrenshealth.org.

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