LET’S MOVE STORIES

Since it began in 2016, the Let’s Move in Libraries initiative has featured stories of public libraries that get us moving! This page tells some of those stories. We would love to feature your story, let’s set up a time to talk.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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