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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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 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 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 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 Read More

Couch to 5K Runners Group

Couch to 5K Runners Group SHREWSBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY, MASSACHUSETTS, U.S.A. Ready to give running a try? Bring your community along with you! That is what Caitlin McKeon Staples, Reference Librarian, did. Inspired by resources Let’s Move in Libraries gathered on running programs in Read More

Fun Fit Pass @ The Library

Fun Fit Pass @ The Library PICTOU-ANTIGONISH REGIONAL LIBRARY, NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA What if you could go to the library and sign out a gym membership, just like a book? Oh wait! You CAN if you're in Pictou County, Nova Scotia! Beginning in Read More

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