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

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

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 Lunch at Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library

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!

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

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


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