Recurring movement-based programs in Pennsylvania 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.
Adams County Library, New Oxford, PA – http://www.adamslibrary.org/explore/locations/new-oxford-area-library – Library is a partner in the NIH’s Go4Life campaign, and provides materials, including DVDs and exercise guides on Go4Life at the library. Library also has a Go4Life display and other information on aging.
Avalon Public Library – http://avalonlibrary.org/ – Chair Yoga offered weekly.
Bethlehem Area Public Library – http://bapl.org/wordpress/ – Gentle Yoga for adults often offered Wednesday or Saturday mornings. Zumba on Thursdays offered at the South Side branch. The library also offers bikes for patrons to borrow (Bike Bethlehem).
Bridgeville Public Library – http://bridgevillelibrary.org/ – Yoga and Pilates offered weekly.
Bucks County Library System – http://calendar.buckslib.org/ – Chair Yoga Thursday mornings at Yardley/Lower Makefield Branch and Thursday mornings at Levittown Branch; Music and Movement Tuesday mornings at Yardley/Lower Makefield; Weekend Walks Saturday mornings at Southampton Free Library at 9 a.m.: The group walks about two miles and discusses books.
Butler Area Public Library – http://www.butlerlibrary.info/calendar – Yoga offered once a month on Monday mornings; Library hosts annual April Fools’ 5 Mile, 5k Run/Walk, & Mile Fun Run.
Burgettstown Community Library – http://www.burglibrary.org/ – Tai Chi offered weekly.
Cambria County Library System – http://www.cclsys.org/index.html – Yoga programs often held Thursday evenings.
Carnegie Free Library (Connellsville) – http://www.carnegiefreelib.org/home – Yoga classes held often on Tuesday, Wednesday and/or Saturday mornings.
Chester County Library System – http://ereserve.ccls.org/evanced/lib/eventcalendar.asp – Chair Yoga (Easttown), Women’s Restorative Yoga (Coatesville), Yoga @ The Library (West Chester), Preschool Yoga (Phoenixvile) offered weekly; Music and Movement and Creative Movement programs offered for youth at multiple branches.
Cochraton Area Public Library – http://cochranton.ccfls.org/- Library offers a Toddler Time program.
Corry Public Library – www.corrylibray.org – Library chekcs out Fishing Poles and Maritime Museum Passes. Programs include Baby Boogie, life-sized board games, and End of Summer Reading Parties with outdoor games and water balloon fights.
Coudersport Public Library – http://www.coudersportlibrary.org/ – Library has annual 5K Race, Walk & Fun Run.
Crafton Public Library – http://www.craftonpubliclibrary.com/ – Weekly Yoga classes, not offered in summer.
Cumberland County Library System – Shippensburg Public Library – http://www.cumberlandcountylibraries.org/SHP – Shippensburg Public Library offers yoga programs as outreach to local Boys and Girls Club and the Shippensburg Summer Lunch Program. Library also offers music and movement, action songs, and parachute fun during weekly Toddlertime and Preschool Storytime sessions.
Delaware County Library System – http://www.eventkeeper.com/code/events.cfm?curOrg=DELCO – Yoga programs offered on regular basis at Aston Library, Middletown Free Library, Newtown Library, Radnor Memorial Library, as well as more sporadically at other locations.
Dormont Public Library – http://dormontlibrary.org/ – Hatha Yoga and Tai Chi offered weekly.
Easttown Library & Information Center – http://www.easttownlibrary.org/ – Chair Yoga offered Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
Erie County Public Library – http://www.erielibrary.org/ – Library offers Fishing Poles, Maritime Museum Passes, and a Bicycle Repair Station. Programs offered include Baby Stay and Play, and Yoga.
Hellertown Area Library – http://www.hellertownlibrary.org/ – Get Bookin’ 5K offered annually in September; Gentle Yoga offered Monday evenings.
Huntingdon Valley Library – http://hvlibrary.org/ – Yoga offered weekly.
Indian Valley Public Library – http://www.thereporteronline.com/general-news/20151008/bike-sharing-added-at-indian-valley-public-library / http://ivpl.org/events/ – Bike sharing at the library; Yoga offered Friday afternoons at 2 p.m.
Lackawanna Library System, North Pocono Public Library – http://lclshome.org/b/north-pocono-public-library/ – Seasonal garden program “How Does Your Garden Grow?” begins with a story and song in children’s area and then they go our to the raised bed garden outside.
Library System of Lebanon County – http://www.lclibs.org/ – Community Yoga at Palmyra Public Library first Wednesday of month at 6:30 p.m.; GO Lebanon (annual event from June-August) is a collaborative initiative of WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital and the Lebanon County Library System: Get outdoors and discover the wonder of nature as you hunt for 15 activity posts hidden in parks and along trails in Lebanon County. Children follow clues available in their free GO and Be Active! blueprint to locate each post. They then make a rubbing of the unique etching plate found at each post as a record of their “find.”
Lower Merion Library System – http://www.lmls.org/ – Chair Yoga offered Tuesday mornings at Ludington Library.
Milanof-Schock Library, Mount Joy – https://mslibrary.org/ – Sing, Shake and Sway alternate Wednesdays at 10:00 for preschoolers and their families.
Moores Memorial Library – http://christianalibrary.org/ – Yoga class offered weekly.
Mt. Lebanon Public Library – http://www.mtlebanonlibrary.org/ – Yoga for You offered monthly.
Murrysville Community Library – www.murrysvillelibrary.org – Gentle Yoga offered monthly; Chair Yoga offered monthly; T.R.O.T.T. (Take Reading on the Trail) offered during Summer Reading Club; YMCA field trip offered during Summer Reading Club; Market Day Fitness offered during Summer Reading Club.
North Wales Area Public Library – http://www.northwaleslibrary.org/ – Weekly Tai Chi classes.
Northland Public Library – http://www.northlandlibrary.org/ – Wise Walks offered during warmer months.
Northern Tier Library – http://northerntierlibrary.org/ – Toddler & Preschool Fitness and Family Fitness classes offered regularly.
Oakmont Carnegie Library – http://www.oakmontlibrary.org/ – Gentle Yoga offered weekly.
Perkiomen Valley Library – www.pvlibrary.net – Community Yoga offered Mondays at 7:30 pm for Teens and adults. $5 per class. (50% of class fee benefits the Perkiomen Valley Library); Library also hosts Laughter Yoga Club on the 2nd Thursday each month, 7:00-8:00 pm. No mats needed. No fee required, donations to the library accepted.
Public Libraries of Perry County – http://pecoinfo.org/ – Newport Public Library has annual Bike4Books tour (http://pecoinfo.org/library-hours/newport-public-library/bike4books/)
Philadelphia (Free Library of Philadelphia) – http://www.freelibrary.org/ – Tai Chi offered at Oak Lane, Central Parkway Branches; Chair Yoga offered at Fumo Family Library; Yoga offered on Monday nights at the Charles Santore Library branch; Variety of other movement-based programs offered regularly – filter events calendar by “Health Programs.”
Pleasant Hills Public Library – http://www.pleasanthillslibrary.org/ – Wise Walks Wednesday mornings at 9 a.m. during warmer months; Tai Chi Thursday evenings; Bug Walks at local arboretum offered.
Priestley Forsyth Memorial Library – http://www.priestleyforsyth.org/ – offers a program for children and families called Nature Nuts. In the program participants take walks, explore the outside area around the library and involve parents in nature education.
Quarryville Library – http://quarryvillelibrary.org/ – All abilities Yoga offered weekly.
Redbank Valley Public Library – http://www.youseemore.com/NewBethlehem/ – Library holds an Amazing Race every summer that starts at the library.
Robinson Township Library – http://www.robinsonlibrary.org/ – Wise Walks offered Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. during warm months.
Saegertown Area Library http://saegertown.ccfls.org/ – Library has an annual Love your Library 5K fundraiser.
Shaler North Hills Library – http://www.shalerlibrary.org/ – Tai Chi offered Monday and Friday mornings.
Sharpsburg Community Library – http://www.coopersiegelcommunitylibrary.org/sharpsburg/ – Zumba classes 3 times per week.
Southern Lehigh Public Library – http://www.solehipl.org/ – Yoga classes on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 and Friday mornings at 9:15; Cycling fitness classes Thursdays at 9:15 a.m.
Swarthmore Public Library – http://www.swarthmorepubliclibrary.org/ – Book It 5K Run/Walk held annually.
Tredyffrin Public Library – https://www.tredyffrinlibraries.org/ – Hatha Yoga offered weekly; Mommy and Me Yoga offered regularly.
Tunkhannock Public Library – http://tunkhannocklibrary.org/ – Dance Fitness Classes offered Monday and Thursday mornings; Body Sculpting for ages 50+ offered Monday and Thursday mornings.
Upper Moreland Free Public Library – http://www.uppermorelandlibrary.org/events/ – Yoga Stories for ages 2-4 offered Friday mornings; Action Stories offered Thursday mornings; Shake, Shimmy & Groove offered Wednesday mornings for all ages.
Upper Perkiomen Valley Library – http://www.upvlibrary.org/ – Bicycles available at the library for check out and use on local trails; Community Yoga offered weekly; Shake It Up monthly preschool music and movement program offered the 4th Wednesday of every month.
Washington County Library System – http://www.washlibs.org/chartiers-houston/ – Yoga for Beginners offered on Mondays at 5:30 at Chartiers-Houston Community Library
Wayne Library Alliance, Hawley Public Library – http://www.waynelibraries.org/hawley/ – Library does yoga as part of story time and as part of outreach programs for youth.
William Jeanes Memorial Library – http://jeaneslibrary.org/ – Library offers weekly yoga, Qi Gong, and Tai Chi classes for adults, as well as Yoga storytimes for children.
Wissahickon Valley Public Library: Blue Bell Branch – http://www.wvpl.org/ – Tai Chi and Chair Yoga offered weekly.
Wyomissing Public Library – http://www.wyopublib.org/ – Yoga offered once a month.
York County Libraries – http://www.yorklibraries.org/ – Little Yogis often offered Saturday mornings at Martin Library for ages 3-6. Library also participates in GO York program in conjunction with WellSpan Health, which includes 30 local, county and state parks: During summer reading, children from 0-18 who register for the reading program can also participate in GO York through a walking program that encourages children and families to explore local parks using guided trail information. If all 30 parks are completed, children walk over 30 miles for the summer.
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