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Celebrate Earth Day with the Library

Celebrate Earth Day by planting your own garden to take home and grow all summer at the Oakesdale and Endicott branches. In Oakesdale, participants are invited to plant flower and pumpkin seeds on Wednesday, Apr. 20 at 3:30 p.m. In Endicott, attendees will plant their own vegetable garden on Friday, Apr. 22 at 3:30 p.m. These free events were made possible by the Friends of the Library and all supplies will be provided.

Need additional activities to do on Earth Day or year around? Whitman County Library offers hiking, birding, and fishing backpacks for checkout as part of the Bonnie Belle Family Exploration collection. The three outdoor themed backpacks were developed as a way of encouraging participation in outdoor activities.

Also available for checkout are Discover Passes. Each pass comes with an activity backpack that contains binoculars, field guides, various interpretive materials and maps of local county trails and roads. This was made possible by a program called Check out Washington that allows individuals to check out a state park without paying the parking fee.

Additionally, the library offers two Geocaching Kits. Each backpack contains a Garmin GPS unit, information about geocaching, and guidebooks from the Ice Age Floods Institute featuring local landmarks.

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