Author / Librarian / Yogi

Jenn Carson is a professional yoga teacher and the director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada.

She is the creator of the website and has been delivering movement-based programs in schools, libraries, and museums for a decade.

She also blogs about her physical literacy adventures at the ALA’s Programming Librarian website:

News & Updates

See Jenn's profile on Amplify East, a site dedicated to recognizing women of significance in Atlantic Canada.

And check out this review of Jenn's book at Midwest Book Review.

"Thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, Get Your Community Moving is unreservedly recommended for college and university library 'Library Science" collections, as well as community library in-service training manual for librarian instructional curriculums."

Get Your Community Moving

Physical Literacy Programs for All Ages

Jenn's new book on physical literacy is now available from ALA Editions.

By helping patrons view the library in a new way, movement-based programs bring new people into libraries, help promote community health, and stimulate literacy for children and adults alike.

This book is essential reading for any programming librarian, administrator, or community coordinator looking to boost circulation stats, program numbers, literacy rates, and foster joy and wellness in their community.

Follow these links to get your copy.

Orders in the US

Orders in Canada

Orders in Europe

Next Library Conference – Berlin

Jenn in Germany Presenting on Physical Literacy

Jenn was in Berlin, DE, Thursday September 13th presenting the interactive session Get Your Community Moving: Physical Literacy Programs for All Ages as part of the Next Library Conference.

On that same day Jenn also took part in a public art project called Libraries for Democracy to promote physical literacy worldwide. Her session was broadcast live to Gaza, Palestine in a golden shipping container. To learn more about the project, please visit:

Big Talk From Small Libraries

Get Your Community Moving:
Physical Literacy Programs for All Ages

A webinar by Jenn Carson and Noah Lenstra in February 2018.
This is a multimodal production that includes a PowerPoint presentation, videos, handouts and some (optional) yoga stretches to get the audience into a

from jasper:

Physical Literacy: Movement-Based Library Programs

Alberta Library Conference.
28 April 2018, Jasper, A.B.  Powerpoint Presentation

Latest Blog:

Mixed-Age Play

If you spend any time on social media, especially if you follow other libraries, librarians or community groups, you’ve probably heard a lot of talk about intergenerational programming. This blog looks at the benefits of mixed-age play.

For more blogs go here.

Everything yoga:

Yoga in the Library

Helping teachers, librarians, and volunteers plan yoga programs in
their school and public libraries.