Recurring movement-based programs in Arizona Public Libraries – contact the libraries to confirm availability of programs. Please add to or correct this information by using the form on the bottom of this page.
Desert Foothills Library – http://www.desertfoothillslibrary.org/calendar.html – Restorative Yoga and Gentle Yoga offered weekly.
Maricopa County Library District – http://mcldaz.org/ – Yoga @ the Library offered weekly at White Tank Branch; Tai Chi @ The library offered weekly at White Tank Branch; Song-Ercise for toddlers & preschoolers offered Wednesdays at White Tank Branch; Family Yoga Storytime offered Wednesdays at Guadalupe Branch; Song.ercise for Infants offered Fridays at Northwest Regional; Adult Beginning Yoga offered at North Valley Regional; Family Yoga sometimes offered outside on Saturdays at Fountain Hills Branch.
Mesa Public Library – http://www.mesalibrary.org/ – YMCA Fit Time at the Library offered regularly; Yoga at the library offered once a month; At the Main Branch fitness monitoring devices are able to be checked out at the front Circulation Desk through its Healthbrary program. The library also offers at all branches Shake, Boogie and Bop! a movement-based storytime program for youth.
Mohave County Library – http://www.mohavecountylibrary.info/ – Chair Yoga on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Bullhead City Branch; Tai Chi on Wednesdays at 9:25 a.m. at Bullhead City Branch, and Mondays and Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. at Lake Havasu City Branch.
Phoenix Public Library – https://www.phoenixpubliclibrary.org/ – Gentle Yoga Tuesday mornings at Desert Broom Library; Music & Movement offered on multiple days/times at multiple branches; Seed Library and Gardening workshops offered at multiple branches; Ironwood Library has Teen Lock-In Events that include Nerf-Gun battles in the library.
In partnership with the City of Phoenix Parks & Recreation Department, ASU-Mayo Clinic Obesity Solutions, and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, three City of Phoenix Public Library locations (Harmon Library, Palo Verde Library, and South Mountain Community Library) host a program called FitPHX Energy Zones. Over the course of a semester, tweens and teens meet at the libraries twice a week to play indoor and outdoor games, make and share healthy snacks, and learn about how to be healthy. Student interns from Arizona State University serve as the site mentors, and participants get to use a personal activity monitor to “score points” while being active.
Pima County Public Library – https://www.library.pima.gov/ – Yoga, Tai Chi, and Instant Recess offered regularly throughout library system. Library has a “Seed Library” division with many gardening programs offered throughout the system.
Pinal County Public Library – http://www.pinalcountyaz.gov/Departments/Library/Pages/default.aspx -StoryWalk® adjacent to Casa Grande Public Library.
Sierra Vista Public Library – http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/city-departments/library/borrow-a-bike/ – Borrow-a-bike program.