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 Geri-Fit Virtual Fitness in Libraries Opportunity for Small and Rural American Libraries Through our involvement with Go4Life, Let’s Move in Libraries has formed a partnership with Geri-Fit, a progressive resistance exercise program designed for older adults. We are helping Geri-Fit start a virtual fitness study based in rural

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.