Mindfulness! Meditation! Musings on Library Serenity by Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian

Mindfulness! Meditation! Musings on Library Serenity by Dani Buehler, Youth Services Librarian

Where has the time gone? Can it really almost be August? The summer has flown by here at the LPL. The reason, you may be asking…Summer Reading Program of course. The LPL staff has challenged ourselves to “Get In the Game” this summer and the community has turned out in spades to participate. The adult participation numbers have doubled and youth participation in programming has seen a drastic increase. In other words, we are rocking and rolling this summer. Library items are flying off the shelves (giving us shelvers a run for our money), patrons researching genealogy are constantly sharing their stories and discovering long forgotten family treasures, and I do believe our front desk has literally become the epicenter of Lewistown J.

We love being a place of raucous discourse! But we also love being a space that provides mindful revitalization. That is why we are focusing on both mind and body wellness this week for the Summer Reading Program. Guided meditations for adults and yoga classes for kids have given us time for some much needed rest and reflection. And what have we found out? Amongst the wonderful chaos of our summer adventures a moment of peace is a thing to be cherished. Our Wednesday story time group explored a couple meditative activities that helped promote a moment of calm. After a fun yoga practice with yoga instructor Emily Hodge the kids were split into two groups where they were encouraged to create sand labyrinths and color mandalas. Both activities afforded the kids moments of calm serenity…a pretty magical moment to watch! Here are a couple pictures for you to enjoy.

If you and your family are searching for a moment’s peace come and check youth yoga collection. These books offer short and fun yoga practices for the family to enjoy. I recommend Good Morning Yoga and Good Night Yoga both by Miriam Gates and The Yoga Game by Kathy Beliveau

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