By Tori Jones
Guthrie News Page
The Guthrie Public Library received permission from the Guthrie City Council to partner with Anytime Fitness, Curves, and the YMCA to offer a new program called Exercise for Fines.
Library customers will now have the opportunity to exercise free of charge at these local fitness establishments. Each 15 minutes of exercise will reduce owed library fines by $1. The program will run for three months, during which time the participating fitness agencies will have one designated “library day” each month.
The purpose of this program is to help the library by bringing back past customers; to give customers the opportunity to preview local fitness agencies and potentially become members; to strengthen ties between the library and community organizations; and, to encourage a lifestyle of fitness and wellness in support of both core and optional community indicators of the national Communities of Excellence Program and the Get Fit Logan County Initiative.