This page contains a directory of resources for librarians interested in starting or sustaining a specific type of movement-based program. Please add to this directory at the bottom of the page. Click on a link to get started!
Jenn Carson. 2014-Present. Yoga in the Library. http://www.yogainthelibrary.com/
See also blog post on “Yoga in the Library,” Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/yoga-library-0
and post on “I want to Teach Yoga But I Don’t Know Where to Start,” Programming Librarian, http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/help-i-want-teach-yoga-dont-know-where-start
and “Yoga Baby Steps,” Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/yoga-baby-steps
Katie Scherrer. 2017. Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Creating Playful Storytimes with Yoga and Movement. Chicago: American Library Association. http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11929
Meghan Alexander. 2016. “Ask an Expert Webinar: Incorporating Yoga into Library Programming,” Indiana State Library. Program description: http://indianastatelibrary.evanced.info/signup/eventdetails?EventId=2656&lib. Watch the webinar recording at: https://instlibrary.adobeconnect.com/p7n59yc1xg3/?launcher=false&fcsContent=true&pbMode=normal
Amy Thornley. 2016. How to Yoga in your library. VOYA, 34-35. Yoga-In-your-library.
yogibrarian. Blog and website by a public librarian who does yoga programs for young children. https://yogibrarian.wordpress.com/.
Stephanie C. Prato and Kristen Hanmer. 2016. Promote Learning with a Yoga Storytime. ALSC Blog. http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2016/06/yoga-storytime/.
San Diego County Library. Library Yoga Has Toddlers Reaching for the Stars, http://www.countynewscenter.com/library-yoga-has-toddlers-reaching-stars/
Lauren Barack. 2015. “Yoga in the Library.” School Library Journal. http://www.slj.com/2015/01/feature-articles/yoga-in-the-library/#_
Rob Schware. 2013. “Bringing Yoga to Public Libraries.” Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-schware/service-yoga_b_3262989.html
Rossella Tesch. 2013. Yoga @ The Library. Big Talk from Small Libraries Conference. http://nlcblogs.nebraska.gov/bigtalk/previous-conferences/2013-presentations/yoga-the-library/
Christian Science Monitor. 2012. The public library as community center: books, latte, yoga – http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Family/2012/0502/The-public-library-as-community-center-books-latte-yoga
Popular library sessions get kids moving while enjoying stories (Article on Yoga Storytime in Wilmington, North Carolina) – http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/NC/20110203/News/605064220/WM/
Jenine Durland. 2008. “Into the Jungle: Kids Yoga Story Time.” Colorado Libraries. http://www.storytimeyoga.com/presskit/ColoradoLibrary_NEW.pdf (see also http://www.storytimeyoga.com/ for more information on this project.
Laura Fox and Monica Edwards, Warren County Public Library, 2016, Yoga @ The Library! http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/programs/summerreading/Documents/Yogaatthelibraryhandout.pdf and https://prezi.com/zao9gewmfc6h/yoga-at-the-library/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy.
Blue Ridge Now: Times-News Online. 2014. Teen yoga class gives kids a chance to unwind [on yoga programs at Henderson County Public Library]. http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20140718/teen-yoga-class-gives-kids-a-chance-to-unwind.
Kane County Chronicle. 2016. Meditative yoga class coming to Sugar Grove Public Library. http://www.kcchronicle.com/2016/05/26/meditative-yoga-class-coming-to-sugar-grove-public-library/atzun7/.
The Tennessean. 2016. Library stretches offerings to include yoga. http://www.tennessean.com/story/life/shopping/ms-cheap/2016/05/20/library-stretches-offerings-include-yoga/84531106/.
InfoPeople. 2013. Instant Recess: Encouraging Customers and Staff to Get Moving in the Library. https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=77. Webinar archive has pdf of how to do these types of programs.
Liz Morris. 2016. “Engaging Public Libraries in Community Health Information and Services.” National Networks of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest regional medical library (NN/LM PNR). https://youtu.be/Bvp4RB1kkA4. See also https://ischool.uw.edu/capstone/projects/2016/engaging-public-libraries-community-health-information-and-services.
Quatrella, L. and B. Blosveren. 1994. Sweat and self-esteem: A public library supports young women. Wilson Library Bulletin 68, no. 7: 34-36. Quatrella-1994-Wilson_library-Bulletin.
Stacy Delano. 2017. Tai Chi at the Stillwater Public Library. http://stillwaterliving.com/tai-chi-at-the-stillwater-public-library/.
Today’s News Herald: Havasu News. 2016. Tai Chi Returns to Havasu Library under pilot program. http://www.havasunews.com/news/tai-chi-returns-to-havasu-library-under-pilot-program/article_f9d34ec8-3daf-11e6-bd60-9be6dbff5d5e.html.
San Diego County Library. Turning Enthusiasm into Exercise with Adaptive Zumba, http://www.countynewscenter.com/turning-enthusiasm-exercise-adaptive-zumba/.
Jessica Jupitus. How to Design Library Programming That Reaches Millennials and Generation X. Discusses Book Club Urban Walk and Punk Rock Aerobics. Ideas and Inspiration from DEMCO. http://ideas.demco.com/blog/design-library-programming-reaches-millennials-generation-x/.
Engeszer, R. J., W. Olmstadt, J. Daley, M. Norfolk, K. Krekeler, M. Rogers, G. Colditz et al. 2016. Evolution of an academic–public library partnership. Journal of the Medical Library Association: JMLA 104, no. 1: 62-66. Discusses development of adult fitness program in St. Louis Public Library. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4722645/pdf/mlab-104-01-62.pdf
Pyatetsky, J. 2016. “Promoting health and fitness literacy at the library.” Public libraries online http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/11/promoting-health-and-fitness-literacy-at-the-library/
Morris, L. 2015. Community members move and groove at Hampton Public Library. WebJunction. Retrieved from: http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/community-members-move-and-groove.html
Morgan, K. 2013. Health happens in libraries. NextSpace December 16. Retrieved from: https://www.oclc.org/publications/nextspace/articles/issue22/healthhappensinlibraries.en.html
Boyer, Katie. 2014. “Fitness Programs in the Library” Public Libraries Online. http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2014/03/fitness-programs-in-the-library/
Zaker, Jessica. 2014. “‘I’ve Never Been So Sweaty in a Library’: Programs that Pop.” Library Journal. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2014/01/opinion/programs-that-pop/ive-never-been-so-sweaty-in-a-library-programs-that-pop/#_
Mills, Michelle. 2014. “Getting Fit @ The Library.” Public Libraries Online. http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2014/02/getting-fit-the-library/
EIFL. 2012. Keeping fit in Romania: Pietrari Local Public Library helps the community get back into shape. http://www.eifl.net/eifl-in-action/creative-use-ict-innovation-award
Trauring, M. 2012. Fitness classes flood local libraries. Southampton Press January 9. Retrieved from: http://www.27east.com/news/article_print.cfm?id=410235.
Libraries Embrace Changing Role. On programs in Norwalk [CT] Public Library. http://www.thehour.com/news/article/Libraries-embrace-changing-role-8411361.php
Morris, Liz. 2016. “Health Happens in Libraries Part II: Programs.” Public Libraries Online. http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/05/health-happens-in-libraries-part-ii-programs/
Himchak, E. M. 2014. Check out fitness options at libraries. The San Diego Union-Tribune January 9. Retrieved from: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/pomerado-news/sdpn-check-out-fitness-options-at-libraries-2014jan09-story.html
Libraries Now Offering Books and Workouts: Public Libraries are now the Place to Stretch Your Mind and Body. http://www.governing.com/topics/health-human-services/Libraries-Now-Offering-Books-and-Workouts.html
Scottish library offers free pole dancing classes to help boost attendance. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/library-offers-free-pole-dancing-class-article-1.1255445
Les Lehman, Jessamine County Public Library. 2016. Four Programs for Connecting Information and Fitness. http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/programs/summerreading/Documents/LesLehmanhandout.pdf.
Decatur (Illinois) Herald & Review. 2012. Decatur Public Library partners with fitness centers to provide free exercises classes. http://herald-review.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/decatur-public-library-partners-with-fitness-centers-to-provide-free/article_c4081068-3895-11e1-a558-001871e3ce6c.html.
Rivard Report. 20 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do at Your San Antonio Public Library (#17 is Get Fit). http://therivardreport.com/20-things-you-didnt-know-you-could-do-at-your-san-antonio-public-library/.
See also Urban Libraries Council. Adult Fitness Stations, Playgrounds & Walking Paths at the Library. San Antonio Public Library. http://www.urbanlibraries.org/adult-fitness-stations–playgrounds—walking-paths-at-the-library-innovation-832.php?page_id=171.
Record-Journal. A day for wellness at the Durham Public Library. http://www.myrecordjournal.com/news/towntimes/durhammiddlefieldnews/9453376-154/a-day-for-wellness-at-the-durham-public-library.html.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2011. Tai chi classes offered at Mt. Lebanon library to help relieve arthritis and stress. http://www.post-gazette.com/local/south/2011/06/16/Tai-chi-classes-offered-at-Mt-Lebanon-library-to-help-relieve-arthritis-and-stress/stories/pge.post-gazette.com.
The Press Democrat. 2016. Get fit, healthy for free at Sonoma County libraries. http://www.pressdemocrat.com/lifestyle/6121752-181/get-fit-healthy-at-sonoma.
Omaha Public Library. 2014. Tiba Brown offers fitness, friendship and fun with Zumba. https://omahalibrary.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/tiba-brown-offers-fitness-friendship-and-fun-with-zumba/.
Health Happens in Libraries. Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Women’s Health Fair. http://www.webjunction.org/content/dam/WebJunction/Documents/webJunction/2015-09/health-education-highlighted-at-buffalo-and-erie-county.pdf.
Health Happens in Libraries. Hampton Public Library Zumba with Felicia. http://www.webjunction.org/content/dam/WebJunction/Documents/webJunction/2015-09/community-members-move-and-groove-at-hampton-public-library.pdf.
Urban Libraries Council. Humana Healthy Kids Zone. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. http://www.urbanlibraries.org/humana-healthy-kids-zone-innovation-540.php?page_id=82.
Urban Libraries Council. Fit for Life at the Library. Fresno County Public Library. http://www.urbanlibraries.org/fit-for-life-at-the-library-innovation-638.php?page_id=98.
Don Sapatkin. 2016. South Philly center combines health, literacy, recreation.
Read & Reach: A Resource for Promoting Physical Activity in Storytime Programs. http://readandreach.web.unc.edu/.
Bucyrus Public Library. Music, Movement and More. https://www.facebook.com/MusicMovementandMore1/.
Scherrer, Katie. 2017. Stories, Songs, and Stretches! Creating Playful Storytimes with Yoga and Movement. Chicago: American Library Association. http://www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=11929
Jenn Carson. 2015. Storytime Stretching. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/storytime-stretching
Sirinides, P., Fink, R., & DuBois, T. A Study of Early Learning Services in Museums and Libraries. Early Childhood Education Journal, 1-11. Sirinides-2016
Bounce ‘n Books: A movement-based story time for all ages. http://bouncenbooks.blogspot.com/
Allison Kaplan. 2014. Get up and move! Why movement is part of early literacy skills development. http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/Mediasite6/Play/742415b55a104bb7a9cfb5542de850d41d and http://vanhise.lss.wisc.edu/slis/documents/2014KaplanWebinarBib.pdf
Stephanie Prato. Early Childhood Programs and Services Committee. 2014. Music and Movement at the Library. ALSC Blog. http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2014/11/music-and-movement-at-the-library/
Esther Moberg. 2013. Sensory Storytimes. Presentation at the Washington Library Association Conference. http://www.wla.org/assets/Conference/Handouts/upload/sensory%20storytimes%20ola%20wla%20conference_1.pdf
McNeil, Heather. 2012. Read, Rhyme, and Romp: Early Literacy Skills and Activities for Librarians, Teachers, and Parents. ABC-CLIO. http://www.abc-clio.com/ABC-CLIOCorporate/product.aspx?pc=A3626P
Woodson, D. E., D. F. Timm, and D. Jones. 2011. Teaching kids about healthy lifestyles through stories and games: Partnering with public libraries to reach local children. Journal of Hospital Librarianship 11, no. 1: 59-69. Woodson-2011
Marge Lockwaters. 2010. Blog post on Toddler Dance Parties between storytime sessions. Tiny Tips for Library Fun. http://tinytipsforlibraryfun.blogspot.com/2010/03/all-she-wants-to-do-is-dance.html
Durland, Jenine. 2008. “Into the Jungle: Kids Yoga Story Time.” Colorado Libraries. http://www.storytimeyoga.com/presskit/ColoradoLibrary_NEW.pdf
See also http://www.storytimeyoga.com/
Popular library sessions get kids moving while enjoying stories (Yoga Storytime in Wilmington, NC) – http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/NC/20110203/News/605064220/WM/
Carol Q. Sexton, Pulaski County Public Library. Let’s Move: A Kindergarten Readiness Initiative, http://kdla.ky.gov/librarians/programs/summerreading/Documents/LetsMove.pdf.
Julie Dietzel-Glair. 2013. Books in Motion: Connecting Preschoolers with Books through Art, Games, Movement, Music, Playacting, and Props. ALA. [Chapter on Movement]. Books-In-Motion.
Play-Based Active Programs
Why Should Kids Have All the Fun? | Programs That Pop. Article on Play-based active programs for adults. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/03/opinion/programs-that-pop/why-should-kids-have-all-the-fun-programs-that-pop/#_.
Audrey Barbakoff. 2016. Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults. Includes chapter on Book Bikes and Nerf Capture the Flag programming ideas. Adults-Fun-Nerf.
Emily T. Wichman. Chapter on Scavenger Hunts (including Letterboxing and other movement-based programs). Librarian’s Guide to Passive Programs: Easy and Affordable Activities for All Ages. ScavengerHunts.
Joiner, Sara K., and Geri Swanzy. Teen Services Today: A Practical Guide for Librarians. Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Teen-Services-Today [Chapter on play and active teen programs.]
Lunch at the Library. Programming. http://lunchatthelibrary.org/toolkit/programming/. Resource on creating fun, active programs in public libraries that host summer lunch programs.
Kacper Jarecki. 2016. Ping pong at the library. http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/08/ping-pong-at-the-library/.
Association for Library Service to Children. 2010. Letterboxing at Your Library. http://www.ala.org/alsc/issuesadv/kidscampaign/gamesactivities/letterboxing
ALSC. 2016. Curiosity Creates INNOVATIVE LIBRARY PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN. Written for the Association for Library Service to Children by Paula Holmes. http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/awardsgrants/minigrants/ALSC_Curiosity_Creates_Best_Practices_Final.pdf Report highlights in part programs that focus on “Action and Movement: Boost creative potential through physical activity.”
2015. Toddler Obstacle Course. Library Lalaland: Exuberant Engagement in Library Fun. http://lalalalibrary.blogspot.com/2015/04/toddler-obstacle-course.html
Kathleen Crouse. 2016. Hungry Hungry Hippos. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/hungry-hungry-hippos [Program is life-sized version of this game]
Jenn Carson. 2016. Prevent Bullying through Exercise. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/prevent-bullying-through-exercise
Jenn Carson. 2016. Kinetic Literacy. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/kinetic-literacy
Jenn Carson. 2016. Library Mini-Golf. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/library-mini-golf
Kathleen Larson. 2016. Superhero Training Academy. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/superhero-training-academy
Blog post on life-sized candyland: http://lalalalibrary.blogspot.com/2015/03/life-sized-candyland.html
Kaplan, Allison. 2014. Get up and move! Why movement is part of early literacy skills development. http://ics.webcast.uwex.edu/Mediasite6/Play/742415b55a104bb7a9cfb5542de850d41d and http://vanhise.lss.wisc.edu/slis/documents/2014KaplanWebinarBib.pdf
Payne, Rachel G. 2013. “Read, Play, Grow!: Enhancing early literacy at Brooklyn Public Library,” School Library Journal. http://www.slj.com/2013/07/standards/early-learning/read-play-grow-enhancing-early-literacy-at-brooklyn-public-library/#_
San Diego County Library. Rockin’ Recess Program. http://www.countynewscenter.com/happening-county-library/
Dance! Dance! Dance! Youth Services Shout Out Blog. http://yssevents.blogspot.com/2017/01/dance-dance-dance.html
Program Idea: Parachute Playtime. http://www.sotomorrowblog.com/2013/08/program-idea-parachute-playtime.html
AnjiPlay at Madison Public Library http://librarymakers.blogspot.com/2016/06/let-wild-rumpus-start.html and http://www.madisonpubliclibrary.org/new/wild-rumpus
Katherine Hand. 2016. Laser Tag at the Library. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/laser-tag-library
Priscilla Lewis. 2017. Afterhours: Extreme Hide-and-Seek. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/afterhours-extreme-hide-and-seek
Anne Ferguson and Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk®. http://www.kellogghubbard.org/storywalk
Bring a StoryWalk® to your Community. Maine website with lots of resources about creating StoryWalk® programs. storywalk-in-maine
Ferguson, Anne. 2015. The StoryWalk® Project Frequently Asked Questions –March, 2015 Update. The StoryWalk(R) Project- FA Q – March, 2015 Update
Appalachian Regional Library System. StoryWalk® LibGuide. http://arlibrary.libguides.com/storywalks/home
In StoryWalk, kids run to the page. July 14, 2015. The Columbian. http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/jul/14/storywalk-kids-run-to-next-page-hazel-dell/
MJ children charmed by ‘Story Walk’ http://wilsonpost.com/mj-children-charmed-by-story-walk-cms-89111
Maddigan, B. and S. Bloos. 2014. Community library programs that work: Building youth and family literacy. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited. Chapter on StoryWalk. Community-Programs.
ThePilot.com. Literary Notes: New StoryWalk Book Has Children Trip-Trapping Around the Library. http://www.thepilot.com/news/features/literary-notes-new-storywalk-book-has-children-trip-trapping-around/article_c5df3ed8-c30b-11e6-a70e-33d4d3412a87.html.
ALSC Liaison with National Organizations. Partnering Through StoryWalks®. 2016. http://www.alsc.ala.org/blog/2016/03/12717/.
Belle Plaine Public Library. 2017. StoryWalk® How-To. http://belleplaine.scklf.info/storywalk-2/storywalk/.
Fond du Lac Public Library. 2015. Lakeside Park StoryWalk combines reading, outdoors. http://www.fdlpl.org/blog/2015/06/lakeside-park-storywalk-combines-reading-outdoors.
Crehore, Mary P. 15 March 2017. “A Children’s Garden at Avon Lake Public Library,” WebJunction. http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/childrens-garden-avon-lake.html.
Central Minnesota Library Exchange. 2017. Podcast on Library Gardens. https://cmle.org/episode-eight-library-gardens/.
Teen Services Depot. 2015. Garden Club. Great resource on how to start one at your library. https://teenservicesdepot.wordpress.com/2015/07/27/garden-club/.
Kristi Bryant. 2015. Get Started Gardening at your Library. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/get-started-gardening-your-library
Rogers, Chris. 14 March 2017. “Seeds of Change: A Seed Library for All Ages,” WebJunction. http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/seed-library.html
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). 2009-present. Let’s Move! Museums & Gardens. https://www.imls.gov/issues/national-initiatives/lets-move-museums-gardens
Peterson, Jennifer. “Growing Library Garden Programs,” WebJunction. http://www.webjunction.org/news/webjunction/growing-library-garden-programs.html
James Hill, 2017. Book-a-Bike: Increasing Access to Physical Activity with a Library Card. In Audio Recorders to Zucchini Seeds: Building a Library of Things. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited. Book-A-Bike-Chapter
Libraries that “check out” bikes to the public
Athens County Public Library (Ohio) – Book-A-Bike program – https://www.myacpl.org/about/bikes/
Bethlethem Area Library (Pennsylvania) – Bike Bethlehem! Program
Camrose, Alberta, Canada – Bike Borrowing (They also have a BookBike) – http://cpl.prl.ab.ca/about-us/policies/bike-borrowing-agreement
Georgetown, Texas – Bike Collection – https://library.georgetown.org/bicycles-are-available…/
Kent, Michigan – Kent District Library Cruiser Collection – http://www.kdl.org/take-spin-kdl-cruiser
Meridian Library District (Idaho) – Book-A-Bike Collection as part of Library Unbound program
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – Library system part of regional Bike Sharing –http://www.thereporteronline.com/article/RO/20151008/NEWS/151009819
Perry, Iowa – Book-A-Bike Program – http://theperrynews.com/perry-public-librarys-book-a…/
Sierra Vista, Arizona – Borrow-A-Bike – http://www.sierravistaaz.gov/city-departments/library/borrow-a-bike/
Upper Perkiomen Public Library (Pennsylvania) – Library has bike share program that checks out bikes for use on local trails.
Winter Park (Florida) Public Library. Checkout Bikes program. http://archive.wppl.org/info/checkout-bikes.html.
Urban Libraries Council. First Annual Bike Parade. Denton Public Library – South Branch. http://www.urbanlibraries.org/first-annual-bike-parade-innovation-319.php?page_id=98.
Cycling for Libraries. A community of librarians who bicycle. http://www.cyclingforlibraries.org/
Biking Librarians. Community of librarians who bicycle, and who staff book bikes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/bikinglibrarians/
Mana Tominaga and Emily Weak. 2017. Bikes and Libraries: Pedaling Toward Innovative Outreach, Health, and Sustainability. American Library Association Webinar. http://www.ala.org/news/press-releases/2017/03/new-free-webinar-bikes-and-libraries See also: https://baynetlibs.org/2014/09/15/the-mountain-view-public-librarys-bike-stop/ and this list of bike libraries. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1e5XikssTlO7KNhl6-l-S5S-hoakgInTm5lYFTv4LeRE/edit#gid=0
Bike repair shop in a public library. An example from Oakland, California. 2017. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/03/people/movers-shakers-2017/reginald-burnette-jr-anthony-propernick-movers-shakers-2017-innovators/
Iowa State Library. 2016. “Be RAGBRAI receptive” – article on how public librarians in Iowa support an annual bike ride across Iowa. http://publications.iowa.gov/21915/1/MMEO%20April%2018.pdf
ALSC. 2016. Curiosity Creates INNOVATIVE LIBRARY PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN. Written for the Association for Library Service to Children by Paula Holmes. http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/awardsgrants/minigrants/ALSC_Curiosity_Creates_Best_Practices_Final.pdf. See chapter “Roll, Right, Read!” on bike program in Reading Public Library, Pennsylavnia, pp. 36-39.
Running and Walking
Kirsten Wurmann. “Take a Walk! Innovative Programming from Winnipeg Public Library.” Partnership: The Canadian Journal of Library and Information Practice and Research 11.1 (2016): https://journal.lib.uoguelph.ca/index.php/perj/article/view/3631#.WPou1FPytoF
Caitlyn Boland. 2016. PA Forward: Butler Area Public Library Supports Health Literacy by Hosting a 5K. Compendium: News for Pennsylvania Libraries. http://compendium.ocl-pa.org/pa-forward-butler-area-public-library-supports-health-literacy-by-hosting-a-5k/.
Flaherty, M. G. and D. Miller. 2016. Rural public libraries as community change agents: Opportunities for health promotion. Journal of Education for Library and Information Science 57, no. 2: 143-150. Flaherty-2015-JELIS
Amy J. Alessio, Katie LaMantia, and Emily Vinci. 2015. A Year of Programming for Millennials and more. American Library Association. Chapters on Fit Fair and 5K Club. Programs-Millennials
Jenn Carson. Library Walking and Running Clubs. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/library-walking-and-running-clubs
And post on “Run with It: Taking Your Programs to the Streets (or Trails)” Programming Librarian http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/run-it-taking-your-programs-streets-or-trails
Mary Jean Voigt. 2016. Wise Walk. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/wise-walk
Richmond, A. 2012. Running and reading at Rye Public Library. Granite State Libraries 48, no. 3: 12. http://fliphtml5.com/gjox/riia/basic (flip to page 12).
See also Sea Coast Online. 2012. Rye Public Library running group is one for the books. http://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20120912/SPORTS/209120371.
Cynthia O’Neil. 2015. Roaming Readers Walking Club. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/roaming-readers-walking-club
Book It Through Pittston Literacy 5K Run/Fun Walk (Pittston, PA) – http://psdispatch.com/news/43442/pittston-memorial-library-to-hold-book-it-through-pittston-literacy-5k-runfun-walk-in-september
Alan NaPier. 2013. Libraries “Cache” in on Geocaching Treasure Hunts. American Libraries. https://americanlibrariesmagazine.org/2013/07/16/libraries-cache-in-on-geocaching-treasure-hunts/
Cedar Rapids Public Library (Iowa) has walk and read treadmills. http://www.thegazette.com/2013/08/23/new-cedar-rapids-public-library-ready-to-open
Librarians Who Run. Group on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/groups/536595066433610/
Monaghan, E.M. 2016. The Library is In. Library Journal. http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2016/10/public-services/the-library-is-in/
Maddigan, B. and S. Bloos. 2014. Community library programs that work: Building youth and family literacy. Santa Barbara: Libraries Unlimited. Chapters on Geocaching and walking. Community-Programs
Ballet at the Library. Library Journal. http://tumblr.libraryjournal.com/post/85830161198/ex-tabulis-libraryadvocates-slcl-ballet
Heather Robideaux. 2015. TRY Fayetteville Public Library. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/try-fayetteville-public-library Discusses Cajun dancing class.
Mary Davis Fournier. 2012. Creative Aging in Our Communities: The Public Library Project. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/articles/creative-aging-our-communities-public-library-project Discusses dance classes for older adults at the library.
Jenn Carson. 2016. Dancing with the Stacks. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/dancing-stacks
Joan Green. 2013. Thoughts on the Power of Arts with Older Adults. Creative Aging Toolkit for Public Libraries. http://creativeagingtoolkit.org/power-of-the-arts-with-older-adults/ Discusses dancing program for older adults.
Teresa Mirra. 2017. Noon Year’s Eve Party. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/noon-years-eve-party
Jayvonne Gunner. 2015. Cinderella Ball. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/cinderella-ball
Kimberli Buckley. Summer Music Programs for Teens and Tweens. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/summer-music-programs-teens-and-tweens Discusses musical freeze tag program.
See also her post on Wii teen dance parties, Programming Librarian, http://www.programminglibrarian.org/blog/summer-fun-adorable-tape-and-dancing
Kiersten Doucette. Heroes and Villains: Teen Dance @ the Riverwalk. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/heroes-and-villains-teen-dance-riverwalk
Carrie Rogers-Whitehead. 2015. Harry Potter Yule Ball. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/harry-potter-yule-ball
Karin Thogersen. 2015. Zombie Prom. Programming Librarian. http://www.programminglibrarian.org/programs/zombie-prom
Checking Stuff Out
Weekes, Lisa and Barbara Longair. 2016. “Physical Literacy in the Library at Lethbridge Public Library.” British Columbia Library Association. https://bclaconnect.ca/perspectives/2016/01/31/physical-literacy-in-the-library/
Weekes, L., and B. Longair. 2016. Physical Literacy in the Library–Lethbridge Public Library–Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. International Information & Library Review 48, no. 2: 152-154. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10572317.2016.1176466
Cofell, J., B. Longair, and L. Weeks. 2016. Physical Literacy in the Library Or, how we ended up loaning out rubber chickens. PNLA Quarterly 80, no. 1: 34-36.http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2016/05/health-happens-in-libraries-part-ii-programs/
ALSC. 2016. Curiosity Creates INNOVATIVE LIBRARY PROGRAMMING FOR CHILDREN. Written for the Association for Library Service to Children by Paula Holmes. http://www.ala.org/alsc/sites/ala.org.alsc/files/content/awardsgrants/minigrants/ALSC_Curiosity_Creates_Best_Practices_Final.pdf. See chapter “Explore It” at Glacier County Public Library (MT), pp. 28-31.
Rohr, L. 2016. Zumba, 3-D printers, fishing pole rentals among unique library offerings. Daily Herald July 10. Retrieved from: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20160710/news/160719943/
TackleShare at Fort Frances Public Library (Ontario) http://library.fort-frances.com/tackleshare?mc_cid=6bd4ed8c1f&mc_eid=c560804703