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Get Your Community Moving: Physical Literacy Programs for All Ages

224p. bibliog. glossary. index. photos. ALA Editions. Jun. 2018. pap. $54.99. ISBN 9780838917251.
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RedReviewStarDrawing on more than a decade of experience promoting physical literacy in the library, Carson (director, L.P. Fisher Public Library, Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada) convincingly argues that libraries should become "centers for wellness, for teaching whole-person literacy," and offers tools to implement small- and large-scale initiatives. "Activity All-Starr" sidebars highlight librarians and educators across North America who have successfully launched physical literacy programs. The author pairs activities such as family dance parties, water games, yoga, and more with related books, CDs, and films. She also suggests ways to modify her ideas, making this a resource that can easily be adapted to fit the needs of a specific community. With passion, creativity, and an emphasis on serving patrons holistically and providing support for a range of needs, abilities, ages, and interests, the text encourages readers to build sustainable, healthy communities through innovative library programming.
VERDICT A must-have for public and school librarians eager to develop movement-based programs.

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