Recurring movement-based programs in Ohio 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.
Akron-Summit County Public Library – http://www.akronlibrary.org/ – Tai Chi Mondays at Nordonia Hills Branch Library; Yoga at multiple branches on multiple days and times; Tai Chi with Nancy Gardner, Wednesdays, June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 12:15-1pm, offered Summer 2017.
Alexandria Public Library – http://alexandrialibrary.org/ – Senior exercise classes every Monday & Wednesday all year round for more than 15 years; StoryWalk® offered weekly during summer months; library has gardening club.
Ashland Public Library – http://www.ashland.lib.oh.us/ – StoryWalk® held in summer months.
Athens County Public Libraries – https://www.myacpl.org/about/bikes/ – Book-A-Bike program; offers Yoga For People 50 and Up Wednesday mornings.
Avon Public Library – http://alpl.org/ – Library has Children’s garden.
Bluffton Public Library – http://blufftonpubliclibrary.org/ – Library has walking programs in warmer months. Yoga programs sometimes offered. Library has annual 5K and participates in National Night Out.
Bucyrus Public Library – http://www.youseemore.com/bucyrus/ – Qigong offered on ongoing basis; the library has a Music, Movement, and More program funded by the local United Way organization; A weekly Morning walking group offered in conjunction with architectural scavenger hunt.
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County – http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/ – Tai Chi Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Madisonville Branch; Yoga for Kids Tuesdays at 4 p.m. at Hyde Park Branch.
Community Library (Sunbury) – www.yourcl.org – Programs include three regularly offered yoga classes for adults, a teen yoga class during the summer, and a preschool yoga class during the school year.
Coshocton Public Library – http://coshoctonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar – Tai Chi offered Tuesday mornings; StoryWalk® held in Summer months.
Dayton Metro Library – http://daytonmetrolibrary.evanced.info/signup/list?df=list&et=19&nd=60 – Toddler & Preschool Dance Party offered Mondays at 10 a.m. at West Carrollton.
Dover Public Library – http://www.doverlibrary.org/kids/storywalk/ – Permanent StoryWalk® at Dover City Park.
Hubbard Public Library – http://www.beyond-books.org/ – Minds in Motion for preschoolers offered monthly; gentle Yoga often offered on Saturday mornings.
Huron County Community Library – www.huroncolib.org – Willard location offers a seasonal music and movement program for preschoolers; Yoga for teens and adults; and Walk with a Librarian during June and July.
Wakeman location offers Storybook Trail May – October.
All locations offer Mind, Body and Sole program for all ages during the Summer, including an annual 5K.
Jackson City Library – http://www.jacksoncitylibrary.org/ – Permanent StoryWalk® in downtown area.
Kinsman Free Public Library – http://www.kinsmanlibrary.org/ – Tai Chi offered Monday and Tuesday evenings; StoryWalk® held in the Summer.
Lepper Library – http://www.lepperlibrary.org/ – Library offers a monthly “Let’s Move” storytime on Saturday afternoons for children ages 3-8.
Licking County Library – https://www.lickingcountylibrary.info/ – Toddler Dance Party once a month at main library.
Logan-Hocking County District Library – http://www.hocking.lib.oh.us/calendar – Taijifit offered Monday mornings, Yoga offered Tuesday mornings.
Lorain Public Library System – http://www.lorainpubliclibrary.org/events – Yoga for Beginners offered Wednesday evenings at South Lorain; Zumba offered Monday evenings at Main Library; Booking it for Fitness Walking Club meets at Columbia Library on Saturdays; Line Dancing offered Tuesday nights at Main Library; Move To The Groove – Aerobic Dance Workout offered Wednesday nights at South Lorain.
Marvin Memorial Library – http://www.shelbymm.lib.oh.us/ – Library garden and storywalk® programs in summer months; library has Walk & Talk programs, weekly in the summer, for exercise and visits to points of historical interest.
The Public Library of Mount Vernon and Knox County – http://www.knox.net/ – Yoga and Zumba offered on Fridays once a month at main library for Fitness Fridays.
Perry Public Library – http://www.perrypubliclibrary.org – Yoga offered once a month, and Zumba a few times a year for teens and adults. Music and movement events for children and families (fairy ballet, mini movers, homeschool music class, kids yoga, story walks, musical theater workshops, karate demonstrations, etc.) frequently offered. Dance and movement are also an integral part of weekly story times for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Library also offers stroller storytime programs.
Perry County District Library – http://pcdl.org/ – Library offers Tai Chi and Yoga classes for adults on alternating Tuesday mornings and two evenings per month.
Portage County Library District – http://www.portagecounty.lib.oh.us/content/windham-garden-club – Community Garden at Windham Library.
Richwood-North Union Public Library – http://www.richwoodlibrary.org/calendar – Family Yoga offered once a month on Saturday mornings.
Ritter Public Library – http://ritterpubliclibrary.org/ – Hosts StoryWalk® programs.
The Community Library’s (Sunbury) – http://www.yourcl.org – Offers 16 raised garden beds and regular ground garden plots every summer; Adult Yoga 3 classes/week; Children’s Yoga once/week; Young Adult Yoga once/week during summer; Mindful Meditation Group once/week; Music Together for toddlers and preschool six classes/week; Fitness Workshop with a Special Needs Group once/month; Wellness Initiative for Senior Education six week course.
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library – http://www.smfpl.org/ – Library has a Toddler Movement program once a month on Friday morning at 10:30.
Swanton Public Library – www.swantonpubliclibrary.org – Library sponsors a StoryWalk® at the Village’s Pilliod Park walking path; Music & Movement on Mondays — “Music and movement are tied together with literacy in this summer family series on Monday afternoons. Sing, dance, play instruments, and read! Focus is on preschool and early grades, but the entire family is welcome.”; Yoga classes of varying skill levels weekly — beginner, intro, and chair; Tai Chi sporadically throughout the year; Michigan Activity Pass – the library is the only library outside the state of Michigan with permission to offer MAP to its patrons.
Toledo Lucas County Public Library – http://events.toledolibrary.org/events?v=grid – Yoga programs regularly offered on multiple days/locations/branches.
Troy-Miami County Public Library – http://tmcpl.org/ – Library has weekly programming such as Mornings in Motion, Move & Groove, and Baby & Me Laptimes that encourage literacy along with movement for children of all ages. Library also has adult programming including Cardio Drumming and Historic Cemetary walks to encourage movement. The library and branches maintain two Storybook Walk locations.
Warren-Trumbull County Public Library – http://wtcpl.org/ – Music & Movement classes for 19-35 months offered; Children’s gardening programs for ages 6-12.
Washington County Public Library – http://www.wcplib.info/ – Tai Chi offered weekly at Barlow Branch.
Westerville Public Library – http://www.westervillelibrary.org/events – Teen Yoga offered once a month.
Wilmington Public Library – www.wilmington.lib.oh.us – Library does a summer walking program on Wednesday mornings, “Walk & Talk”.
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