Past Events

Jan 8: Health Literacy Begins at Your Library

What: Webinar co-sponsored by the OCLC/Webjunction and Let's Move in Libraries Date: January 8, 2019, online Register: Click here to register or for more information Date: 1/8/2019  Time: 3:00 PM Eastern Time  Format: Online Webinar Your library can play a central role in promoting the health and wellness of its community through

Let’s Move in Libraries

Date: June 7, 2017 In this inaugural Let’s Move in Libraries webinar project director Noah Lenstra shares results from the first ever survey of movement-based programs in North American public libraries, and discusses what you can do to get people of all ages and abilities moving in your libraries. Download Webinar Slides - Part

Best Practices for Movement-Based Programming

Date: August 16, 2017 Librarians Jenn Carson and Gwen GeigerWolfe shared best practices from the U.S. (Lawrence [Kansas] Public Library) and Canada (LP Fisher Public Library, Woodstock, New Brunswick). Download Webinar Slides

Get Outside via Non-Traditional Library Collections

Date: November 8, 2017 Public librarians Rick Samuelson and Josh Berk shared best practices using “libraries of things” to promote active living. Rick discusses Nature Exploration Kits and Birding Backpacks at Henrico County Public Library (Virginia). Josh presents Bike Bethlehem, a collaboration involving the Bethlehem Area Public Library (Pennsylvania). Download Webinar Slides

Healthy Living at Your Library

Date: March 7, 2018 The Spring 2018 webinar featured “Be Well at NPL” and “Healthy Living at Your Library,” health program initiatives at Nashville Public Library (Tennessee) and Sonoma County Public Library (California). These videos include the origin of these health programs, how physical activity is included and ways they promote nutrition and healthy

Sept 27-29: Movin’ and Groovin’ in the Library

What: Presentation at the 2018 Institute of the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) Date: September 27-29 in Cincinnati, Ohio Conference materials: Download the presentation powerpoint Get off your seat and move your feet! Libraries across the country are developing programs that encourage children and families to explore physical activity, inside

Sept 13-15: ARSL – Physical Activity Programs for Fun and for Health

What: Presentation at the 2018 meeting of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries Date: September 13-15 in Springfield, Illinois According to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, rural communities need to do more to encourage and enable active living. Public libraries are the perfect venues for this activity! Come to this