Celebrate Earth Month at the Library

April 9, 2018 | Teresa

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Since April is Earth Month, this is the perfect time to teach your little ones about protecting the environment. As we all know, you are never too young to learn how to take care of Mother Earth. So, if you are looking for some fun, easy ways to do so, Parents.com has some great activities that can help you celebrate all month long:

  1. Decorate a reusable tote bag
  2. Reuse materials for arts and crafts
  3. Plant a fruit or vegetable garden
  4. Go on an Earth Day scavenger hunt
  5. Pick up trash in your neighbourhood
  6. Sort and separate recyclables

And just for fun, I'm adding a seventh activity:

7. Go to your local library!

Children watering a tree
Photo courtesy of Toronto Star Archive

Did you know that the Toronto Public Library has a program series called Our Fragile Planet that offers free environmentally friendly programming for adults, teens and children? It is definitely a great way to talk about environmentalism with the whole family. So, if you are in the neighbourhood come check us out. Here is what select branches have planned for Earth Month 2018:

Forest & Nature Explorers at Leaside Branch every Monday in April at 4 p.m.

***Various branches are offering this program throughout the spring.

Plant Superheroes of the Boreal Forest at Don Mills Branch on Saturday, April 14 at 2 p.m.

Grow Native Ontario Plants for the Bees! at Toronto Reference Library on Thursday, April 19 at 1 p.m.

***Various branches are offering this program throughout the spring.

Earth Day Scavenger Hunt at Morningside Branch on Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m.

And don't forget, if your child loves reading about the environment, we have books for that too! So come check us out today!

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