Health Resources

Adult Craft Seed Balls at the Elgin Public Library Funded by the St. David's Foundation LibrariesThe Elgin Public Library was selected as one of 13 libraries in Central Texas to receive the St. David's Foundation Libraries for Health grant in 2021. From 2022-2024, the library will be providing new services and programs to help address mental health. 


  • The Better Brain by Bonnie J. Kaplan Ph. D.
  • What Happened to You? by Bruce D. Perry M.D., Ph. D.
  • Helping Teens Who Cut by Michael Hollander Ph. D.
  • Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? by Dr. Julie Smith
  • Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen by Inger Burnett-Zeigler Ph. D.
  • Own Your Past, Change Your Future by Dr. John Delony
  • Find Your Unicorn Space by Eve Rodsky
  • Permission to Come Home by Jenny T. Wang Ph. D.
  • The Suicide Prevention Pocket Guidebook by Joy Hibbins
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Made Simple by Seth J. Gilihan Ph. D.
  • The 36-Hour Day by Nancy L. Mace
  • Deberías Hablarlo con Alguien by Lori Gottlieb
  • Los 7 hábitos de las familias altamente efectivas by Stephen R. Covey
  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families by Stephen R. Covey 
  • Hope and Help for Your Nerves by Claire Weekes
  • The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D.
  • Saludable Mente by Marcos Váquez 
  • Holding on to Love After You've Lost a Baby by Gary D. Chapman
  • Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla
  • How to Grow: Nurture Your Garden, Nurture Yourself by Marcus Bridgewater
  • Cuida Tus Plantas para que Ellas Cuiden de Ti: Despierta tu Instinto Planternal by Nena Von Flow

In addition to mental health, the library is providing a list of online medical resources for the community to use below:

American Hospital Directory
American Medical Association Physician Select, [On-line doctor finder by name and specialty]
Drug Digest
Gray’s Anatomy of the Human Body
Medicine Net
Merck Manual of Medical Information
Texas Department of Health

MEDLINEplus, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, provides consumer health information in English and Spanish.