Meridian Library District will collaborate with community partners to create a city-wide initiative called Meridian Moves which will encourage citizens to practice healthy lifestyle choices like regular exercise and quality nutrition. As part of Meridian Moves, we will create a webpage that highlights all of Meridian Library Districts existing movement-based programs, as well as the new grant-funded health and wellness programs that we plan to offer these include both weekly health and wellness classes as well as a quarterly health literacy presentation. Featured on this webpage will also be a curated collection of health literacy resources both in our collection and available via the NNLM databases, links to other services, and information about the research program. Meridian Library District will expand our current health and wellness collection with the purchase of supplementary print, audiovisual, e-book, and e-audiobook materials. Additionally, we plan to create twenty Health and Wellness Kits for circulation that will include items to aid in exercise and healthy living practices. Finally, an honor collection will be established and housed inside the new YMCA that will include various health and wellness materials that anyone can have access to and are welcome to take and return at their leisure. The Meridian Moves city-wide initiative, increased programming, and one stop shop webpage which will highlight all of these resources and more will help support NNLMs mission of improving the publics access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The goal of this project is to create a community of informed and health-conscious citizens.

Project Details

Organization Name

Meridian Library District

Organization Type
All of Us
Public library
Project Lead

Emily Brock

Start Date
June 1, 2019
End Date
September 30, 2020
Funding Amount
General Public
Library or Information Professional
Student, K-12
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Children (0-12 yrs.)
Adults (19-64 yrs.)
Seniors (65+ yrs.)
Teens (13-18 yrs.)
Hispanics/Latin Americans