Move More This Summer

Would you like to Move More? The library is hosting the Move More Lifestyle Activity Challenge through the month of July!

The challenge is to add more Lifestyle Activity to your days by tracking your activity for four weeks. You can participate by email only, in-person, or a combination. You’ll get a challenge sheet, a weekly email with helpful tips, and support from fellow participants. The group will meet at 6 pm on Wednesdays in July. Sign up for emails or register to attend in-person meetings here. The in-person meetings kick off on Wednesday, July 3.

Lifestyle activity is the activity of daily living — taking the dog for a walk, carrying your basket of groceries, parking farther from the entrance at work, taking the stairs, vacuuming, and gardening. Playing ball with your kids, going for a hike, visiting a museum, or going to the pool are all great ways to move more, too!

The library has resources that can help motivate, inspire, and encourage you to succeed. How about checking out some exercise videos? Find a new activity to participate in with your kids or borrow a museum pass and spend the day walking!

Here are some ideas to get you moving:

Try some outdoor games! The library loans outdoor games including lawn bowling, bocce ball, pickleball, tug of war, sack race bags, a parachute and more. You can request items online and pick them up when they’re available.

Check out one of the library’s free Museum Passes. Ephrata Cloister, Landis Valley, and Wheatland all have beautiful outdoor spaces to explore as well.

Explore Lancaster County Parks with the GO Lancaster! summer program

Get Outdoors with Kids:

1000 hours outside : activities to match screen time with green time / Ginny Yurich. Busting boredom in the great outdoors / by Tyler Omoth. Cool outdoor arts & crafts : great things to do in the great outdoors / Alex Kuskowski.

Try Geocaching with Friends or Family:

Geocaching is a world-wide community treasure hunt. In geocaching, you use your phone or GPS device to find caches that other people have hidden. There will be a log book to sign and sometimes small treasures to find. The library will be placing two geocaches later this summer, and on August 21, the library and Lancaster Dept of Parks and Rec will offer Geocaching in the Park. In the meantime, visit to learn more and explore local caches.

Try Yoga or Tai Chi:

5 day yoga. Yoga journal's yoga for beginners : with Patricia Walden / [producer and director, Steve Adams].

Take home a retro workout video:

Dance off the inches. Sizzling salsa / Dragonfly Productions ; produced and directed by Andrea Ambandos. Cardio dance for beginners / Bubi and Babe Exercise, Inc. Simply pilates / with Jennifer Pohlman

Get Educated and Inspired:

Well to the core : a realistic, guilt-free approach to getting fit and feeling good for a lifetime. Prediabetes : a complete guide : your lifestyle reset to stop prediabetes and other chronic illnesses / Jill Weisenberger MS, RDN, CDCES, CHWC, FAND. Young forever : the secrets to living your longest, healthiest life / Mark Hyman, MD. Outlive : the science & art of longevity / Peter Attia, MD ; with Bill Gifford.   The Jane Austen diet : Austen's secrets to health, food, and incandescent happiness / Jane Austen and Bryan Kozlowski.


Join us this month for the Move More Challenge!