Everyone has a role to play in increasing healthy living, including libraries! 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 healthy living among Americans through the promotion of Healthy Eating and Active Living, or HEAL, across the entirety of the US federal government.
Let’s Move in Libraries continues to focus on the critical importance of community collaboration to community health. In November 2023, Let’s Move in Libraries launches the “I Partner With My Public Library Award Celebrating Community Collaborators,” the first award of its type. In this award we seek to shine a light on the health departments, the Yoga instructors, the Parks & Recreation agencies, the Master Gardeners, the local businesses, and the many, many others who collaborate with public libraries to transform communities. Nominations are now closed for 2023. Join us online November 3 for the Awards Ceremony.