What: Webinar co-sponsored by the State Library of Iowa and Let’s Move in Libraries

Date: February 12, 2019, online

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Date: 2/12/2019  Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time  Format: Online Webinar

Today’s libraries serve the whole person. We’re becoming places to exercise your body, as well as your mind. What can you do in your library to increase physical activity in your community? My research shows that at least 22 public libraries across Iowa already get their communities moving with everything from walk-and-read treadmills (Cedar Rapids) to weekly Yoga classes (State Center) to monthly Nerf Capture the Flag for Adults (Dubuque) to permanent StoryWalk(R) installations (Belmond) to Book-A-Bike Programs (Perry) being offered throughout the state. Other libraries offer special physical activity programs for Summer Reading. The Marcus Public Library offers a bingo sheet that encourages kids to hike a local county park, take a family bike ride, and exercise 30 minutes a day for a week as part of its Summer Reading challenge. Attend this webinar to learn how, no matter your size or budget, you can do something to support physical activity. Using examples from Iowa libraries, and from around the world, this webinar will provide you with seven proven strategies you can use to develop new programs, services, and spaces at your library.

The webinar will conclude by discussing how you can do these things (and more!) through community partnerships. The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services calls upon libraries to become “Community Catalysts” and “transform how they collaborate with their communities.” Learn how you can form and sustain community partnerships to do new things in your community to get your community moving. Ample time will be available for Q&A, and Dr. Lenstra is also available for follow-up discussion.

Presenters: Noah Lenstra, Project Director, Let’s Move in Libraries

Co-Sponsored by the State Library of Iowa and Let’s Move in Libraries