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Funding Awarded to Effingham Public Library

Posted by on June 20th, 2018 Posted in: Funding, Public Libraries
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I’m thrilled to announce that the GMR has funded the Effingham Public Library‘s Mobility for All program!


Effingham Public Library

Description:  Effingham Public Library will partner with the National Network of Libraries of Medicine to provide “Mobility for All” a monthly chair yoga training that will provide strengthening exercises that anyone can do as well. During these sessions the Library will offer instruction and free resources from the National Library of Medicine such as Exercise & Physical Activity:  Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging, Getting Fit for Life and Go 4 Life Tip Sheets

Goals and Objectives: The goals for “Mobility for All” are two-fold.  First, “Mobility for All” will address the prevalence of overweight adults in Effingham County.  Second, the project will also combat the continued increase in physical inactivity.

To meet these goals, Effingham Public Library’s “Mobility for All” will host a minimum of 150 participants in training sessions over the 12-month project.  Health resources from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health will be shared with participants at each session.


Image of the author ABOUT Bobbi Newman
Bobbi Newman (MLIS, MA) is the Community Engagement and Outreach Specialist for NNLM R6 at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Fostering Wellness in the Workplace: A Guide for Libraries. She developed the popular NNLM course “Wellness in the Library Workplace.” Bobbi is a mindfulness student and a member of Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). She currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board for Let’s Move in Libraries. She divides her time between her dog, reading fantasy and nonfiction, playing video games, crafting, kayaking, biking, and gardening.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Grant Number 1UG4LM012346 with The University of Iowa.

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