"That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives." Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot
We only have one place to call home so let's love our planet this April. Check out these lists and blogs of all things planet-related to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, National Park Week from April 18–26 and Garden Month.
For Kids and Teens
- Check out these nature books in OverDrive for kids.
- Experts agree that children should experience nature to encourage brain developmentopens a new window.
- Try collecting bits of nature while hiking to paint withopens a new window or go on a color nature walkopens a new window.
- Read these great outdoors picture booksopens a new window and gardening picture booksopens a new window for young children.
- Teens, browse downloadable survival stories, both eBooks and eAudiobooks.
Green Thumbs and Upcycling
- Don't throw everything out just yet: learn about upcycling for DIY crafts, gifts and jewelry.
- Watch four-year-old "Recycling Guru" Kaitlin bust some recycling mythsopens a new window.
- Elevate your garden and fill it full of edible plants or pretty flowers.
The Great Outdoors
- Browse available Colorado guidebooks to plan your next adventure.
- Discover what people have to say about our past, present and future of Earth, from climate change to environmentalism and conservation.
- If the natural world is poetry to you, browse books that are all about meditations, poetry and deep writing about the natural world.
- Nature-loving writersopens a new window pen meditations about the beautiful planet we call home.