Since it began in 2016, the Let’s Move in Libraries initiative has featured stories of public libraries that support healthy living! This page tells some of those stories. We would love to feature your story. Click the button below to get started!
Hard to Imagine: Summer Reading During COVID-19 McCracken County Public Library, Paducah, Kentucky By Linda Bartley When the theme was chosen for 2020's summer reading program, "Imagine Your Story," I am sure no one on the committee imagined summer reading looking so different. COVID-19 forced us to quickly rethink our summer reading programs and how we were Read More
Summer Feeding During COVID Charleston County Public Library, South Carolina By Devon Andrews, Manager of Community Engagement, Charleston County Public Library, SC Photos (labeled Summer Meal 2020): from our food distribution program at our McClellanville Library that serves a rural area of Charleston County. Thanks Read More
Summer Meals at the Hemet Public Library Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library, Northumberland, Pennsylvania By Kim King, Youth Services Coordinator Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library in Northumberland, Pennsylvania is located in a small town in Northumberland County. The library serves a population of 7,500. In 2015 we Read More
Library Pantries Feed Communities! United States of America By the CSLP Child & Community Well-Being Committee and participating libraries In July 2020, the Collaborative Summer Library Program asked readers to submit a photo if they host a Little Free Pantry or have a Read More
The Public Pantry at the Woodstock Public Library Woodstock Public Library, Illinois By Martha Hansen, Assistant Director / Head of Adult Services In early February, 2019 (pre-COVID) the Woodstock Public Library staff wanted to have a small food pantry available in the library. For several years we have had a 'Cold Read More
Supporting Food Literacy When You Can’t Gather: Read Eat Grow Gets Creative South Carolina State Library By Rebecca Antill, Youth Services Consultant For several years, the South Carolina State Library has been supporting a statewide Food Literacy initiative that we titled “Read Eat Grow.” This initiative supports libraries Read More