On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins safely navigated Apollo 11 to the moon and home again from the moon, that "magnificent desolation." Celebrate the 50th anniversary by watching the moonwalk footageopens a new window and learn more about Apollo 11opens a new window from NASA. Are your little ones curious about space? These space books are perfect for kids, plus discover these outer space picture books or these space-related tales for children aged 5-12.
That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. –Neil Armstrong
- Check out STEAM kits and backpacks
- Create your own astronomy or science projects
- Watch these space films based on true events or imaginative films about unknown worlds.
- All things Apollo 11
- What do you think future space travel will look like? These authors have some ideas.
- Fans of Hidden Figures, learn how women shaped space exploration.
- Read fictionalized accounts about real-life astronomers, lovers looking at comets and more.
July 2 is World UFO Day. Looking for the truth? The truth is out there with this X-Files collection or check out these librarian favorite watch-alikes, or browse some out of this world books that include aliens, exploration and cautionary tales.