Healthy Living at the Library: Programs for All Ages

by
Noah Lenstraauthor

Noah Lenstra directs the Let's Move in Libraries initiative from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he is a faculty member of library and information studies.

Healthy Living at the Library: Programs for All Ages

20200630

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 234
Topics Adult Services and Programs;Children's and Young Adult Programs

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Healthy Living at the Library: Programs for All Ages

Author(s): Lenstra, Noah;
Contributors: Lenstra, Noah;
Abstract:

This broad-ranging resource is for librarians who want to begin a new program or incorporate healthy living into an existing one.

From garden plots to cooking classes, StoryWalks to free yoga, more and more libraries are developing innovative programs and partnerships to encourage healthy living. Libraries increasingly provide health and wellness programs for all ages and abilities, and Healthy Living at the Library is intended for library staff of all types who want to offer programs and services that foster healthy living, particularly in the domains of food and physical activity.

Author Noah Lenstra, who has extensive experience directing and advising on healthy living programs, first outlines steps librarians should take when starting programs, highlighting the critical role of community partnerships. The second section of the book offers detailed instructions for running different types of programs for different ages and abilities. A third section includes advice on keeping the momentum of a program going and assessing program impacts. Lenstra offers tips on how to overcome challenges or roadblocks that may arise. An appendix contains resources you can adapt to get these programs off the ground, including waivers of liability, memoranda of understanding, and examples of strategic plans and assessment tools.


  • Learn how to start, run, and sustain healthy living programs
  • Get inspired to develop new programs based on the successes of librarians throughout North America
  • Determine how to overcome challenges and roadblocks
  • Refer to practical resources you can adapt for your own library

SortTitle: healthy living at the library: programs for all ages
Keyword(s): Adult Services and Programs; Children's and Young Adult Programs
Author Info:
Noah Lenstraauthor

Noah Lenstra directs the Let's Move in Libraries initiative from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he is a faculty member of library and information studies.

eISBN-13: 9781440863158
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440863141
Imprint: Libraries Unlimited
Pages: 234
Publication Date: 20200630