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Cover for Olivia's Birds

Picture Books for Young Environmentalists

Do you have a passionate recycler in your house? A plant and animal enthusiast? An aficionado of the latest energy-saving efforts? Then this book list is for them. Below is a list of several fiction and non-fiction picture books for all the plant-loving young readers out there. Stories about saving the environment in China during the cultural revolution, to a determined girl in present day United States-- there's an array of books to encourage your young environmentalist on this list. 

Celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day

Children's Books with an Environmental Theme

Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 28. In celebration of these two holidays, here is a list of chapter books for kids. These books are not too heavy handed, but are entertaining and thought-provoking. Hopefully, they will get the next generation thinking about our world, and how they can best take care of it. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen

Ms Dolores demonstrates to teens in Afterschool Lounge how to make a seed bomb

If You See a Piece of Litter, Pick It Up!

Recap: How Tenley celebrated Earth Day 2016

We were proud to participate in Tenleytown's first annual, week-long celebration of Earth Day.

eco-friendly crafting

Seed Spheres

Spreading Smiles for Earth Day

Earth Day is Friday, April 22.  Be ready to beautify your garden or a neglected area near where you live.  Drop by the Children's Room, April 19 and 20 and craft a wildflower seed bomb that will be dry and ready for use on the day.  Toss the seed sphere and watch the wildflowers grow all summer. Ages 3 - 12 Find Earth-friendly crafts to make with children in these books found at your local library:

The Importance of Youth Voting

By Zavier Northrup

    I was very excited when I first found out that I will be 18 for the upcoming presidential election. It was in this moment that I realized my opinion towards our potential presidential candidates might actually matter for the first time in my short life. Since that moment, I’ve done all I can to make sure the candidate I plan on voting for is the candidate that will represent me the best. Internet developers have created online platforms that help make that decision a lot easier to make for Americans.

Carole Ottesen

Twenty Plants That Work So Hard You Won't Have To

In honor of and with advice from Henry Mitchell

To celebrate Earth Day, join garden writer Carole Ottesen for the 2015 Henry Mitchell Gardening Lecture at Tenley-Friendship Library.