Anoka County Library is inspiring people to learn new skills and hobbies with a special collection: Discover Kits
Discover Kits include the tools and information to learn a new hobby or skill without the expense or commitment it might otherwise require. Discover Kits have a 3 week checkout period just like other library materials.
Want to learn to knit? Check out a kit with needles, yarn, and a beginner's guide.
Sad that you didn't stick with those piano lessons as a kid? It's never too late to pick it back up!
Bird watching on your bucket list? We can get you started with binoculars and a species guide.
Research has shown that people who have hobbies are generally healthier and have a lower risk of depression and dementia. Engaging in enjoyable activities during down time was associated with lower blood pressure, total cortisol, waist circumference, and body mass index. Engaging in these activities also correlated to higher levels of positive psychosocial states and lower levels of depression and negative affect. Hobbies are good for your mind and your body.
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