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LET’S GET MOVING

Let’s Move in Libraries is an international initiative to get people of all ages and abilities moving. It aims to support healthy communities. With their impressive reach and great potential for impact, public libraries can and do impact health through StoryWalks®, Yoga classes, gardens, the circulation of fitness equipment, and much, much more. Through Let’s Move in Libraries, public libraries can come together to answer the call to action.

The Let’s Move in Libraries Project receives its inspiration from Former First Lady, Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, which from 2010 to 2017 focused on increasing physical activity and healthy living among Americans.

ALL AGES WELCOME TO MOVE IN LIBRARIES

BABIES TO PRESCHOOL

  • Libraries support early literacy through healthy, inter-generational play activities that contribute to the development of fine and gross motor skills.
  • Music, movement, and play are easily added to your story times!
  • Take your programs outdoors with a StoryWalk®!

ADULTS

  • Libraries have become a place where you meet up with friends and fit exercise in your daily life.
  • We can help you stay active! Interested in preparing for your first 5K? Thinking about starting Yoga, Zumba, dancing or gardening? It’s time to start active and engaging programs at your local library!

YOUTH AND TEENS

  • The library becomes a safe and fun space for healthy physical activity as schools reduce their physical education programs.
  • Learn more about strength training, yoga, running, Nerf capture the flag, miniature golf and other popular program ideas.
  • Supercharge your Summer Reading programs with fun, healthy physical activities!

SENIORS

  • Regular physical activities help seniors maintain their ability to do the everyday things they love doing.
  • Chair yoga, Silver Sneakers, Tai Chi and balance classes support independence, strength and brain function.
  • Your library can become a great place to gather with friends and meet new people.

BENEFITS OF MOVEMENT IN LIBRARIES

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LIBRARIES ACROSS THE USA AND CANADA WITH ACTIVE PROGRAMS
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OF LIBRARIANS SAID NEW USERS CAME TO THEIR LIBRARIES BECAUSE OF ACTIVE PROGRAMS
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NUMBER OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN THE USA

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STAY IN TOUCH AND LET’S GET MOVING!

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