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Earth Day 2021

Posted: April 19, 2021

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

On April 22, we will celebrate the 51st Earth Day! With our ever-growing population, it’s more important than ever to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle whenever possible. 

The library has partnered with SCARCE to collect used crayons and bread tags for recycling during the month of April. Please drop off your used crayons and bread tags in the Adult or Youth Department! 

I have shared a few chapter books about environmental concerns and protection below. You can find nonfiction books at the library using call number j363.72. 

Flush by Carl Hiaasen

With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home. For ages 10-14.

Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy’s attempt to save a colony of burrowing owls from a proposed construction site. For ages 10-14.

Mallory Goes Green! by Laurie B. Friedman

Mallory is appointed to the Fern Falls Elementary School Environmental Committee, which is deciding on class projects for the upcoming Green Fair. She rapidly succeeds in alienating her classmates, friends, and family by her overzealous efforts to save the planet. 

Me and Marvin Gardens by A.S. Sarig

Obe Devlin spends a lot of his time cleaning up the creek that runs through what little is left of his family’s once extensive farmland, and worrying about what the developers are doing nearby, and the pollution it is causing–but one day he finds a strange creature by his creek that eats plastic, and soon the animal he calls Marvin Gardens becomes his personal secret, which he believes needs to be protected from pretty much everybody. For ages 9-14.

One White Dolphin by Gill Lewis

When a baby albino dolphin caught in old fishing netting washes ashore, Paralympics sailing hopeful Felix and English schoolgirl Kara work with veterinarians and specialists to save and reunite the dolphin with her mother, setting off a chain of events that might just save the reef from the environmental effects of proposed dredging. For ages 9-13.

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