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 will soon be able to check out Fitbits 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. 

The Caseyville Public Library has created a special Facebook Group for people that enjoy reading & moving!

Members of this group will have access support, motivation, book recommendations, healthy recipes, and more!

WR3 group members meet virtually on the 2nd Saturday every month from 9:30-10:30am.

"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

Share Your Waldo Characters

We would love to see your Waldo characters! Tag a photo of your Waldo Character with #FindWaldoAtHome and #FindWaldoInCaseyville and share it with us on social media @CaseyvilleLibrary.

Where's Waldo? At Home

In this time of social distancing, Where's Waldo? At Home is a way children and families can connect with our community. 

With support from the Village of Caseyville, it's another way that we can show that together we are #CaseyvilleStrong.

How to Get Involved

To participate in this fun community scavenger hunt, simply place a Waldo character in your window or on your door for children to enjoy spotting as they go for walks in the neighborhood.

Feel free to display more than one!

How many can you spot?! 

Waldo Character Sheets

We encourage you to show off your creative side by printing a Waldo coloring page to display.

Waldo Coloring Page

Click Here for more activities and videos!

Besides making appearances around town, watch closely, and you might see Waldo making a surprise appearance in our social media posts or in one of the library's virtual programs!

Library Binocular Program

Library Telescope Program

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.

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)

Blogs

Community Partners

Caseyville Public Library District

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P: (618) 345-5848

F: (618)345-0081

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