Love the Planet

Celebrated annually on April 22, Earth Day draws attention to the importance of protecting and taking care of the place we call home. Discover the climate fiction genre, learn savvy secondhand shopping tips, or start a garden with our librarian-curated blogs and reading lists for children, teens, and adults.

Children’s Recommendations

Earth Day: Lend a Hand to Save the Land – People of all ages can pitch in to help keep the planet a clean and happy place to live. Here are a few easy ideas you can try right away.

From Zinnias to Tomatoes – Check out some garden stories and learn the gardening basics from these colorful reads.

Read a Book, Save the World – These eco-fiction titles for kids show what has happened, or what could happen, if we don't clean up our act and protect our planet.

Teen Recommendations

Teen Climate Activists – Meet the young people leading the fight against climate change and learn how you can get involved in your community.

Thriftin’ Ain’t Easy: Get More Bang for Your Buck – Looking for a wardrobe refresh? Save money and find unique pieces at the thrift store. This guide will make you a savvy secondhand shopper.

Trash is Trashy: How to Reduce Your Waste – Environmentalism is hot right now. Reduce your waste while staying on top of current trends with these hip tips.

Adult Recommendations

Climate Change Fiction – The "Cli-Fi" genre focuses on stories that discuss the impact of climate change. Discover a new perspective with one of these picks.

Darn It! Mending, Visible Mending and Sashiko – The best, most eco-friendly clothing is the clothing you already have. But, mistakes happen; spots get torn or worn down, and items get stained. Fix up your clothing with visible mending and sashiko, a Japanese technique of adding striking embroidery to mend and strengthen fabrics.

Get Ready to Garden – Get help gardening, from learning the basics to advanced strategies, with these resources and books.

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