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Looking Out For You! is a health & physical literacy initiative that encourages physical activity, promotes  the outdoors, and provides resources relating to health and wellness. 

Caseyville Public Library has been Awarded the Fitbit Kit Grant

This grant that was funded by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM) "to help public libraries support the health information needs of the community.... While interest in health-related programs and services has increased, many libraries and other community organizations lack adequate funding to provide health related materials. The Resolve to Stay Active Fitbit Kits will lower barriers to providing health-related programs and outreach in public libraries and other community organizations." (National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region) 

Caseyville residents are able to check out from the local library! Fitbits are not only available for single checkouts, but the Caseyville Public Library has also developed the health and physical literacy initiative and specific programs to promote Fitbit usage. 

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Starting in May, BOOK-IT group members can meet at the CPLD to walk from 9:00-10:00am on the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday of each month. 

 

Unable to meet in person to walk together - not a problem! The Caseyville Public Library has also created a special Facebook Group for people that enjoy reading & moving!

CLICK HERE to join the BOOK-IT group.

Members of this group will provide motivation and support, book recommendations, healthy recipes, share fun walking trails or other physical activities|events, and more!

"The Book of Stuff to do Outside"

created by the DiscoverTheForest.Org

"Wilderness Explorer - Junior Ranger Book"

created by The Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Provided by the Watershed Nature Center

- Hiking Scavenger Hunt

- Senses Scavenger Hunt

- Forest Scavenger Hunt

Free App:

All Trails

HIKING

GEOCACHING

What is Geocaching?!

Created by: Groundspeak, Inc. DBA Geocaching

Geocaching Etiquette

Created by: Groundspeak, Inc. DBA Geocaching

Library Binocular Program

Library Telescope Program

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The St. Louis Astronomical Society, the Astronomical Society of Eastern Missouri and the Eastern Missouri Dark Sky Observers club in Missouri, and the Riverbend Astronomy Club in Illinois have partnered with the St. Louis Audubon Society to create a unique program where libraries can offer their patrons a binocular "kit" for use in stargazing and birdwatching.

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The Library Telescope Program seeks to foster scientific literacy, stimulate an interest in astronomy and provide people who have never looked through a telescope the chance to experience the excitement that comes from discovery. The program takes advantage of the public library system infrastructure to place telescopes in local public libraries for circulation just like a book.

Recommended Materials

Books, Podcasts, Movies, Blogs, & Apps

Books

Backyard Astronomy

"Cooking with Fire" by Paula Marcoux

"Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder" by Richard Louv

"St. Louis: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles" by Steve Henry

"Vitamin N: 500 Ways to Enrich the Health & Happiness of Your Family & Community" by Richard Louv

Podcasts

Hiking My Way to Happiness

Take a Hike

The First 40 Miles

The Pursuit of the Outdoors

The WALKING Podcast

Movies

A Walk in the Woods (2015)

Into the Wild (2007)

Mile/Mile and a Half (2013)

The Way (2010)

Wild (2014)

Community Partners