The next webinar in a free, quarterly series of webinars on starting, implementing and sustaining movement-based programs will be held March 7, 2018 at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, and will focus on how to incorporate physical activity and movement into health services in public libraries. Sign up now!
1) On November 8, 2017, public librarians Rick Samuelson and Josh Berk shared best practices using “libraries of things” to promote active living. Rick discussed Nature Exploration Kits and Birding Backpacks at Henrico County Public Library (Virginia). Josh discussed Bike Bethlehem, a collaboration involving the Bethlehem Area Public Library (Pennsylvania).
a) Webinar recording
b) Go directly to Josh Berk’s presentation on circulating bicycles
c) Go directly to Rick Samuelson’s presentation on circulating nature and birding backpacks
b) Webinar Slides
2) On September 7, 2017, Noah Lenstra led a session “Public Libraries Impact Physical Fitness,” at the annual conference of the Association for Rural and Small Libraries in St. George, Utah.
3) On August 16, 2017, librarians Jenn Carson and Gwen GeigerWolfe shared best practices from the U.S. (Lawrence [Kansas] Public Library) and Canada (LP Fisher Public Library, Woodstock, New Brunswick).
4) Thank you to the 1622 public librarians who completed the “Let’s Move In Libraries” survey. Preliminary results from this survey were shared during a free webinar open to all on June 7, 2017, at 1 p.m. Eastern Time.