The library is loaning FREE nature themed backpacks so kids can learn about nature and science through outdoor exploration. Talking about and using the contents will encourage curiosity thereby helping children become better stewards of the environment. Check on availability by asking at the Public Services Desk. The Check out period is two weeks with an option to renew if no one is waiting. Please return it inside to Stillwater Public Library. The library will also have books and handouts about nature exploration on display. Here’s a link to a book list of handpicked titles.
Each backpack includes: binoculars, compass, field guide and colored pencils, magnifying glass, tape measure, MN nature guides, plastic tweezers and a Washington County Parks Map.