September 29, 2022

Community library invests grant into health and fitness and physical fitness packages

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) – The Lawton Public Library has made the decision to spend their yearly health literacy grant toward a system that focuses on a wholesome way of living.

Our library is 1 of the 36 community libraries that gained this yrs grant, awarded by the Oklahoma Section of Libraries.

All 36 grants totaled in excess of 220 thousand dollars, courtesy of the Institute of Museum and Library Products and services.

Community Engagement Librarian Tanya Organ claimed they made the decision to devote the 9 thousand greenback grant into plans that will persuade the group to get lively.

”This year we purchased some library of issues, persons can check out to use whether they want to use it 1 time or see if it is one thing they want to acquire for their house,” Organ explained. “We procured some bike repair stations. And we are going to host some Thai Chi Courses by way of OHAI.

Organ claimed the Library of Factors plan will allow any one who is in excess of the age of 18, and has a library go, to verify out healthier dwelling products for 2 months.

The objects range from, weights, leap ropes, headphones, and even a metal detector.

The grant gave them the possibility to increase mild treatment bins and weighted hula hoops as nicely to motivate movement and work out.

”Some of these issues are things that if they’re at the park participating in with their little ones, they may perhaps not have the access to get their tire aired up or anything,” Organ mentioned. “So it is important for us to get the information and facts out there so persons can use them.”

Apart from the overall health positive assortment of items, they also chose to create 3 bike repair stations all all around town.

At the library, Elmer Thomas Park and Greer Park, which a lot of of us know as Kid Zone.

”Our group currently being so robust in the bicycling, we owning 2 massive bicycle races, one particular of them remaining the Tour of the Wichitas,” Organ mentioned. “It’s just a excellent way to provide an prospect, if they are out there teaching, they have a area to quit if one thing breaks on their bicycle.”

They hope to get these bicycle stations concluded by February of this 12 months.

And and lastly, they are heading to start a no cost Thai Chi class, starting up January 24, that focuses on harmony and movement of the overall body.

It is geared toward the elderly, but all ages are welcome.

If you want to know additional about any of these new applications or how to sign-up for the course, you can click on the one-way links.

Electronic mail to register for Thai Chi class

Information concerning packages

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