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2022 Spring/Summer Storywalks

Now that the snow has melted and the parks and trails are starting to become green and vibrant again, it’s time to go visit the StoryWalks once more! Starting in late May, you’ll find a nice surprise to greet you at each of the same trails as before, with new StoryWalk panels installed at select parks throughout Vaughan (one in each ward)! These are new titles, so if you made your way through all of them last year, be sure to check them out once again! If you haven’t heard about them before, VPL has partnered with the City of Vaughan’s Department of Parks to offer a different reading experience: you get to read a story as you make your way through the park. Who says reading is an indoor activity?

Image of Nature Backpacks in a row

And while you’re making your way out onto the trails, why not bring along one of our many Nature Backpacks with you? We have 7 different types of Nature Backpacks, each packed with themed activities, including magnifying glasses, binoculars, books and more! Do you go crazy for bugs? Check out Things with Wings, or maybe Creepy, Crawly Critters! Animal lover? You can learn how to identify Who’s Been Here? with our Nature Backpacks, so you’ll be able to figure out who’s visiting your local park or backyard. Or if you love seeing Spring bloom and grow, you might be interested in Buds, Blossoms & Leaves. And if you just love everything there is to know about the outdoors, you’ll want to get your hands on the Explore Outdoors backpack! In fact, the fun doesn’t end once Winter comes around again, so don’t forget about the Winter Outdoor Fun backpacks!

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Earth Day 2017

Earth Day 2017 is April 22nd; this year’s focus is Environmental & Climate Literacy. In Image result for earth daypreparation for Earth Day’s 50th anniversary in 2020, Earth Day Network is launching a campaign for global environmental and climate literacy. They aim to make sure that “every student around the world graduates high school as an environmental and climate literate citizen, ready to take action and be a voice for change”.

Here are a few things you might find helpful to get you started to be more in tuned with this global movement on a smaller scale:

Activities in Canada

– See how city of Vaughan is celebrating

– Participate in Environmental Days

– Go for a swap event, instead of buying new: Drop, Swap & Shop @ Evergreen Brickwork

Plant a tree @ Downsview Park

– Check out some books to learn about the environment/nature:

The Hidden Life of TreesThe Hidden Life of Trees: what they feel, how they communicate

Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network.

 

Earth DayEarth Day: An alphabet book

Children and adults will delight in Earth Day , a litany of gratitude that celebrates earth’s diverse species, from apricots to groundhogs to junebugs, from quahogs to zinnias, zucchini and zebras with bright and whimsical illustrations

Birds Art LifeBirds Art Life

A writer’s search for inspiration, beauty and solace leads her to birds in this intimate and exuberant meditation on creativity and life–a field guide to things small and significant.

 

Nature AnatomyNature Anatomy: the curious parts & pieces of the natural world

See the world in a whole new way! Acclaimed illustrator Julia Rothman combines art and science in this exciting and educational guide to the structure, function, and personality of the natural world.