Recurring movement-based programs in Oregon 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.
Brownsville Public Library – http://brownsville.plinkit.org/ – Weekly Story Times: Parents and Pals Tuesdays at 10:15 am followed by a free playgroup in the Park; Story Time with Craft on Fridays from 11 – Noon.
Crook County Library – http://www.crooklib.org/ – Library installed StoryWalk® in local park.
Deschutes Public Library – http://www.deschuteslibrary.org – Music, Movement and Stories offered monthly at various branches for ages 3+.
Estacada Public Library – http://www.cityofestacada.org/library/ – Library checks out is volleyballs and horseshoes for use at the park next door.
Jackson County Library Services – http://jcls.org/home – Simplified Tai Chi offered Tuesday mornings at Medford; Toddlerobics: Movement, Music, and Me! offered at Ashland, Medford, and Central Point weekly.
Klamath County Library – http://klamathlibrary.org/calendar – Music & Movement offered Tuesday mornings at Main Library.
Newberg Public Library – http://www.newbergoregon.gov/library – Library offers a variety of active, after-hours programs for middle and high school youth about 6-10 times a year. These include Humans vs Zombies, Hunger Games, Maze Runner, Divergent, Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl etc., as well as Capture the Flag and other run-around-with-the-lights-out games.
The North Bend Public Library – http://www.northbendlibrary.org/ – The library offers Music Time, Fridays at 10 a.m. throughout the school year. Music Time is “fun with rhythm, rhyme, and music” for children aged 3 to 6 (with younger children welcome on a trial basis) and their parent or caregiver. Everyone learns lots of traditional children’s music, rhymes, and finger plays, and gets some healthy exercise, too. It’s the library’s most popular children’s program!
Salem Public Library – http://www.cityofsalem.net/library – Library offers special movement-based programs, including Field Day activities, an Amazing Race, and other active programs.
Springfield Public Library – http://wheremindsgrow.org/ – Library offers Little Family Yoga, a monthly program designed to introduce children and families to yoga; StoryWalks once a month from March – October, visit a different local park each time, walk and tell stories, and play movement games; Library also hires guests to come in and do ballet classes, etc. from time to time, though this isn’t a regular program.
Stayton Public Library – http://www.staytonoregon.gov/page/library_home – Motion Mondays and Thumpin’ Thursdays offered weekly in the mornings.
Tigard Public Library – http://www.tigard-or.gov/library.php – Programs include “Walk N Words Story Time,” Saturdays, July 22 through August 12, 2017, 10:30-11:15 a.m: Walk, run and jump on the nature path, weather permitting; and Imagination Yoga, Saturdays, July 22 and August 19, 2017, 1:30-2:15 p.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m.
Wilsonville Public Library – http://www.wilsonville.lib.or.us/ – As part of special programs, library offers for teenagers Nerf and tag/capture the flag style games and water fights, and for children music and movement during storytimes.
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