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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Earth Day (Hooray!)

by Kristin Baer, E-Services/Web Marketing Librarian


Earth Day is right around the corner--this Saturday (April 22nd), in fact! If you're looking for small ways to get involved in this worldwide day of environmental awareness, reflection, and change, we've got a few suggestions.

Activities
 



Videos

Learn about our planet and how we can keep it healthy, with "teacher-approved" videos like this one...



And DVD titles from our catalog!

Library eResources

Study biomes and ecosystems and other Earth Science fundamentals, with our Homework Center eResources, such as ScienceFlix and Science Reference Center (log into these databases from anywhere, with your FCPL card barcode!).


Books

At FCPL, it's easy being green. What better way to help conserve our natural resources than by checking out print and e-books from your local Library?

Bee & Me, by Jay Alison











A little girl befriends a bee, which takes her on a journey of discovery and teaches her how she can help with conservation.

One Plastic Bag: Isatou Seesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia, by Miranda Paul



This inspirational book tells the true story of how Isatou Ceesay found a way to recycle the plastic bags that littered her hometown and transformed her community.

The Earth Book, by Todd Parr











Engaging illustrations help readers understand all the reasons we should care for our planet.

The Curious Garden, by Peter Brown


A little boy comes across a struggling garden and starts taking care of it. The garden soon spreads, bringing nature back to the city and making it a much nicer place to live.

The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss











In this classic, the Lorax "speaks for the trees" and warns readers of the dangers of disrespecting the environment.

Middle grade readers may enjoy Carl Hiassen's Chomp, and other titles recommended on University of Illinois' list of Environmental Novels for Young Adults.

Find even more books about the Earth, conservation, and related topics in FCPL's catalog!



About the author:

Kristin Baer is a librarian in Fresno County Public Library's E-Services department. She helps manage and promote FCPL's eResources, and assists Library users at the information desk and via FCPL's social media channels. A former teacher, she is passionate about empowering people of all ages, through access to information resources and learning opportunities.

When she's not at the Library, she can usually be found with her nose in a book (no surprise that Belle was her favorite Disney princess growing up), creating random works of art and creative writing, dancing, or just hanging out with friends (some quite furry and four-legged).



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