Reading is intellectually active, but physically requires very little movement. Watching movies and listening to audiobooks are mentally invigorating, as well, but also do not require physical activity. As a result, you might not associate a library with the health and fitness of your body as you might a gym or a spa or the local YMCA.
Both of the city’s libraries are working together to change that perception. Goodall Library and Springvale Public Library are collaborating on a wonderful health-and-fitness project this spring that demonstrates that libraries are one of the few institutions we have that actually provide a link between mind and body.
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Goodall Library and Springvale Public Library's "Let's March into May" program gamifies participation in community and library activities for the chance to win prizes. Activities include,
"Examples of the game’s activities include using a pedometer to track your daily steps, replacing a junk-food snack with a nutritious alternative or reading a self-improvement book. You also can explore your family’s roots either online at ancestry.com or at the Sanford-Springvale Historical Museum, take a walk with a friend, and make only positive observations and comments for one full day. As well, the activities include trying a yoga or meditation class, keeping a journal of everything you eat and drink, replacing a sugary drink with water, and visiting the local YMCA on a free one-day pass."