Let’s Move! Fitness Programming in Public Libraries

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Noah Lenstra, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Public libraries increasingly offer fitness programming, which includes yoga, running groups, and story times that involve exercise. This article assesses this trend by 1) analyzing the social forces that have led this programming to increase and 2) reviewing the literature about this programming. Fitness programming is being designed for all ages and abilities, and has benefits both for individuals and for communities. The article also reports on ongoing efforts to map the current state of fitness programming in North American public libraries, as well as to develop tools to better assess and develop this programming.

Additional Information

Public Library Quarterly, 36(3), 1-20
Language: English
Date: 2017
Assessment, health, programs, wellness

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