Crowds visit Bartlett Library Health Expo despite weather

Roslyn Summerville
Updated 4/19/2018 10:39 AM
  • Patrons enjoyed talking with the variety of exhibitors at the Bartlett Library Health Expo. Karen Kreterfield

    Patrons enjoyed talking with the variety of exhibitors at the Bartlett Library Health Expo. Karen Kreterfield

On Sunday, April 15, approximately 250 patrons braved the rain and cold to make it to the Bartlett Library Health Expo, sponsored by the Bartlett Public Library District Foundation.

Patrons walked around the meeting room, talking to local businesses on various health topics. Some of which include bath bombs, health supplements, personal training, fashion tips, financial wellness, self-defense, reiki and more.

Additionally, there were two comfort dogs at the Health Expo, golden retrievers Adeena and Zippy. Patrons loved petting them and learning about comfort dog training and the benefits of comfort animals.

A complete list of participating exhibitors:

Balance Family Chiropractic

Bartlett Lion's Club

Bartlett Park District's Life Center

Beyond the Bath (Bath Bombs)

Chiro Center

Comfort Dogs Adeena and Zippy

Corporate America Family Credit Union


Endorphin Effect


Fusion Fitness MMA

Home Depot

Jeunesse Global -- Patti Knopf Independent Distributor

Jewel-Osco Pharmacy

LuLaRoe -- Jess Hopkins

My Life with Reiki

Prime Hero Fitness, Inc.

Shaklee -- Wagner Wellness

State Farm -- Jimmy Marinelli

If you couldn't attend the Health Expo, the next big event at the Bartlett Library is "Library Con: Celebrate Comic Book Day" on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. -- 4 p.m. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with us by dressing up as your favorite character, posing for pictures, and doing some fun activities. All ages are welcome. Children under age 8 must be accompanied by a caregiver age 16 or older.

For more information and a complete listing of scheduled programs, call 630.837.2855 or visit

About the Bartlett Public Library District Foundation

Founded in 2000, the Bartlett Public Library District Foundation was established to provide additional sources of revenue to enhance services that are not paid through property taxes. The fund is divided into two parts:

Main Fund: This supports specific projects for the Library. For example, in the past the Foundation purchased furniture for the lounge area near the magazines and newspapers and they helped buy the display for the Library flag that orbited the earth on the space shuttle Endeavor. The Foundation is currently funding the Ancestry and HeritageQuest databases and the Library's subscription to the Wall Street Journal.

Patti Perkins Fund: Established in memory of the Library's former Circulation Department Manager. Donations to this fund add to the collection of materials related to women's health and support programs on this subject. Since its inception, over $15,000 worth of books and audiovisual materials have been purchased for the Library from donations to the Patti Perkins Fund.

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