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Tents & Trails: An Outdoor Adventure Primer

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A taste of the outdoors inside the library! Join us for a hands-on demonstration of how to select the right gear, pack a backpack, set up a tent, and organize a camp site. We will also discuss trail etiquette and review some of the best locations around the state and the country for enjoying the great outdoors. 

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Discover Camping

Camping Michigan: a comprehensive guide to public tent and RV campgrounds by Kevin Revolinski

The down and dirty guide to camping with kids: how to plan memorable family adventures & connect kids to nature by Helen Olsson ; illustrations by Scotty Reifsnyder

Winter hiking and camping by Molly Absolon

Field & stream camping guide: camping skills you need by T. Edward Nickens and the editors of Field & stream

Camping by Ed and Kate Douglas ; recipes from Sue Hughes

Camp Storytime

Attention all campers! Camp Storytime is coming to the library. Come explore the forest and sit around the campfire to enjoy some stories and snacks, there will even be tents to hang out in! Join us Thursday June 25th from 2:00-3:00PM in the Community Room for some summer fun. Recommended for children aged 5 to 9 years old.
[campsite sweet campisite by Kirsten Jennings is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0]

Travel to the Wild

National Geographic guide to national parks of the United States by [Thomas B. Allen ... [et al.], writers]

Complete national parks of the United States: featuring 400+ parks, monuments, battlefields, historic sites, scenic trails, recreation areas, and seashores by Mel White

Guide to state parks of the United States by [prepared by the Book Division, National Geographic Society]

America's parks by photographs by Philippe Bourseiller ; essays by Jean-Franðcois Chaix, Gary Ferguson, and Roger Cans

Hiking Michigan by Roger E. Storm, Susan M. Wedzel

National S'mores Day

Today is National S'Mores Day! Did you know S'mores were invented by the Girl Scouts of America? When marshmallows became popular early in the 20th Century, enterprising Girl Scouts created an easy to assemble (marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers) dessert to enjoy over the campfire.
[Photo courtesy of What's Cooking America]

Park and Read

Just in time for summer vacation, Park & Read passes have arrived at the library. A joint venture of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Library of Michigan, the Park & Read program provides a free one-day vehicle permit to any Michigan State Park & Recreation Area. Like the popular Museum Adventure Pass program, the passes are "checked out" for seven days; you pick the day you want to use it. Park & Read runs through October 1, 2011. So visit the Canton Public Library for a pass and a great book to read.

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