Program Ideas

Bicycling

BICYCLING James Hill, 2017. Book-a-Bike: Increasing Access to Physical Activity with a Library Card. In Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited. Book-A-Bike-Chapter.pdf Libraries that “check out” bikes to the public Athens County Public Library (Ohio) – Book-A-Bike program – https://www.myacpl.org/about/bikes/ Bethlethem Area Library (Pennsylvania)

Yoga

YOGA Jenn Carson. 2014-Present. Yoga in the Library. http://www.yogainthelibrary.com/ See also blog post on “Yoga in the Library,” Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/yoga-library-0 and post on “I want to Teach Yoga But I Don’t Know Where to Start,” Programming Librarian, http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/help-i-want-teach-yoga-dont-know-where-start and “Yoga Baby Steps,” Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/yoga-baby-steps Katie Scherrer. 2017. Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Creating Playful Storytimes with Yoga

StoryWalk®

STORYWALK® Anne Ferguson and Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk®. http://www.kellogghubbard.org/storywalk Bring a StoryWalk® to your Community. Maine website with lots of resources about creating StoryWalk® programs. Storywalk-in-Maine.pdf Ferguson, Anne. 2015. The StoryWalk® Project Frequently Asked Questions –March, 2015 Update.  The-StoryWalkR-Project-FA-Q-–-March-2015-Update.doc Appalachian Regional Library System. StoryWalk® LibGuide. http://arlibrary.libguides.com/storywalks/home In StoryWalk, kids run to the page. July 14, 2015. The

Walking

WALKING Kirsten Wurmann. “Take a Walk! Innovative Programming from Winnipeg Public Library.” Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 11.1 (2016): https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/3631#.WPou1FPytoF Caitlyn Boland. 2016. PA Forward: Butler Area Public Library Supports Health Literacy by Hosting a 5K. Compendium: News for Pennsylvania Libraries. http://compendium.ocl-pa.org/pa-forward-butler-area-public-library-supports-health-literacy-by-hosting-a-5k/. Flaherty, M. G. and D. Miller. 2016.

Life-Sized Board Games

LIFE-SIZED BOARD GAMES Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? | Programs That Pop. Article on Play-based active programs for adults. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/03/opinion/programs-that-pop/why-should-kids-have-all-the-fun-programs-that-pop/#_. Audrey Barbakoff. 2016. Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults. Includes chapter on Book Bikes and Nerf Capture the Flag programming ideas. Adults-Fun-Nerf.pdf Emily T. Wichman. Chapter on Scavenger

Gardening

GARDENING Crehore, Mary P. 15 March 2017. “A Children’s Garden at Avon Lake Public Library,” WebJunction. http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/childrens-garden-avon-lake.html. Central Minnesota Library Exchange. 2017. Podcast on Library Gardens. https://cmle.org/episode-eight-library-gardens/. Teen Services Depot. 2015. Garden Club. Great resource on how to start one at your library. https://teenservicesdepot.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/garden-club/. Kristi Bryant. 2015. Get Started Gardening at your Library. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/get-started-gardening-your-library

Dancing

DANCING Ballet at the Library. Library Journal. http://tumblr.libraryjournal.com/post/85830161198/ex-tabulis-libraryadvocates-slcl-ballet Heather Robideaux. 2015. TRY Fayetteville Public Library. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/try-fayetteville-public-libraryDiscusses Cajun dancing class. Mary Davis Fournier. 2012. Creative Aging in Our Communities: The Public Library Project. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/articles/creative-aging-our-communities-public-library-project Discusses dance classes for older adults at the library. Jenn Carson. 2016. Dancing with the Stacks. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/dancing-stacks Joan Green. 2013. Thoughts

Parks Partnerships

PARKS PARTNERSHIPS Weekes, Lisa and Barbara Longair. 2016. “Physical Literacy in the Library at Lethbridge Public Library.” British Columbia Library Association. https://bclaconnect.ca/perspectives/2016/01/31/physical-literacy-in-the-library/ Weekes, L., and B. Longair. 2016. Physical Literacy in the Library–Lethbridge Public Library–Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. International Information & Library Review 48, no. 2: 152-154. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10572317.2016.1176466 Cofell, J., B. Longair, and L. Weeks. 2016.

Chair-Based Exercise

CHAIR-BASED EXERCISE InfoPeople. 2013. Instant Recess: Encouraging Customers and Staff to Get Moving in the Library. https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=77. Webinar archive has pdf of how to do these types of programs. Liz Morris. 2016. “Engaging Public Libraries in Community Health Information and Services.” National Networks of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest regional medical library

Running

RUNNING Kirsten Wurmann. “Take a Walk! Innovative Programming from Winnipeg Public Library.” Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 11.1 (2016): https://search.proquest.com/docview/1815405612. Caitlyn Boland. 2016. PA Forward: Butler Area Public Library Supports Health Literacy by Hosting a 5K. Compendium: News for Pennsylvania Libraries. http://compendium.ocl-pa.org/pa-forward-butler-area-public-library-supports-health-literacy-by-hosting-a-5k/. Flaherty, M. G. and D. Miller. 2016.