Snowshoes in the Library!


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Feb. 2, 2018

Thanks to a grant from the Vermont Department of Health, the library has received 20 pairs of adult and children’s snowshoes from the Rutland Office of Local Health. The “Snowshoes in Libraries” Lending Program is part of their 3-4-50 initiative to address chronic disease in Vermont by promoting physical activity and encouraging community members to get outside for exercise during the winter months. Three behaviors (lack of exercise, poor diet, and tobacco use) lead to the four diseases that cause more than 50% of deaths in Vermont each year.  All you need is your library card to start on a path to better health through the snow-blanketed landscape.

Initially we’ve set the lending period to a week to allow for multiple expeditions, so do call ahead to be sure that the sizes you need are not all checked out.

 

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