Libraries grow and move in Třinec, Czech Republic

Libraries grow and move in Třinec, Czech Republic Třinec Library, Czech Republic Part 1: Community Garden at the Library Community gardens are not uncommon in libraries abroad. For example, in Aarhus, Denmark, all ages take care of the library garden. Inspired by these examples, on Earth Day 2019, the Třinec Read More

StoryWalk and Virtual P.E.

STORYWALK AND VIRTUAL P.E. COOLIDGE PUBLIC LIBRARY, ARIZONA, USA Amidst the chaos of the pandemic, we wanted to find a way to continue to provide programming for our community, while also promoting healthy living and outdoor activity. With a generous grant from the Arizona State Library, via the Read More

STORYWALK AND SCAVENGER HUNT

STORYWALK(R) AND SCAVENGER HUNT RINGTOWN AREA LIBRARY, PENNSYLVANIA How has this library supported healthy living? During the COVID-19 stay-at-home order in Pennsylvania, the Ringtown Area Library started monthly scavenger hunts around the community, relating to a children's story when possible (green sheep for Mem Fox's Where is the Read More

FOOD AS FUEL FOR MIND AND BODY

FOOD AS FUEL FOR MIND AND BODY RUSSELL LIBRARY, MIDDLETOWN CONNECTICUT With a $7,500 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Connecticut State Library,  the Russell Library purchased a Charlie Cart, a mobile food preparation station, complete with kid-safe kitchen supplies and a Read More

PHYSICAL LITERACY

PHYSICAL LITERACY CHINOOK ARCH REGIONAL LIBRARY SYSTEM, SOUTHWESTERN ALBERTA, CANADA In spring 2018, the Rockland Public Library received a $2,500 grant from the Maine Public Library Fund to help fund activities and events promoting the theme, Check out Movement and Healthy Living at Your Library. The library is Read More

CHECK OUT MOVEMENT AND HEALTHY LIVING AT YOUR LIBRARY

CHECK OUT MOVEMENT AND HEALTHY LIVING AT YOUR LIBRARY ROCKLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, MAINE, U.S.A. In spring 2018, the Rockland Public Library received a $2,500 grant from the Maine Public Library Fund to help fund activities and events promoting the theme, Check out Movement and Healthy Living at Your Read More

EXERCISE AT THE LIBRARY

EXERCISE AT THE LIBRARY GALAX CARROLL REGIONAL LIBRARY, GALAX, VIRGINIA, U.S.A. Since 2016, the Galax Virginia public library has offered at least one free exercise class a week. As of March, 2018, up to three exercise classes a week are available, including E-Z Exercise Mondays, Revv it Up Read More

SMYRNA STRONG

SMYRNA STRONG SMYRNA PUBLIC LIBRARY, GEORGIA, U.S.A. Smyrna Public Library launched its “Smyrna Strong” collection in January 2018, timing the launch to coincide with New Year’s resolutions. Residents of Smyrna, Georgia, could check-out fitness equipment, games involving physical activity, sports equipment, and backpacks for hiking at no cost. Read More

Monday Movement at May Memorial

Monday Movement at May Memorial ALAMANCE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A. In a community needs assessment, the library learned that health and wellness was a key concern. Library staff then attended a session led by Let's Move in Libraries at the October 2017 meeting of the North Read More

OUTDOORS ACTIVE PROGRAMS

OUTDOORS ACTIVE PROGRAMS WOODFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, KENTUCKY, U.S.A. Building upon seven years of successful indoor Yoga programs, the Woodford County Public Library now finding new ways to get people moving outdoors. The library now offers outdoors Tai Chi at one branch and Trail Walking at its other branch. Read More

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