Toni Albert, author and nature specialist will visit Public Libraries to present hands-on nature events as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program!
Lancaster County’s Public Libraries are pleased to welcome author and nature specialist, Toni Albert as a presenter for this year’s summer reading program! Ms. Albert will offer two programs that focus on making youth more aware of the environment and how they can become responsible caretakers of the earth: A Backyard Adventure ~ Exploring Summer and Busy with Bugs. Her events begin on June 13 and run until July 25.
A Backyard Adventure: Exploring Summer
Children will explore nature with hands-on activities that help them become more observant and responsible caretakers of our Earth. They will learn how to catch moths with a shining sheet, how to collect a spider’s web, how to make a mushroom spore print, how to take a sock walk to collect seeds, and how to pick wild flowers and color Queen Anne’s lace. The presentation is fun, interesting, informative and based on solid science.
|Monday, June 13||10:30 am||Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch|
|Thursday, June 16||10:30 am||Milanof-Schock Library|
|Wednesday, June 29||10:00 am||Manheim Community Library|
|Friday, July 8||2:00 pm||Quarryville Public Library|
|Monday, July 11||10:00 am||Adamstown Area Library (HELD at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 80 East Main Street, Adamstown)|
|Monday, July 11||1:00 pm||Lititz Public Library|
|Tuesday, July 12||11:00 am||Pequea Valley Public Library|
|Monday, July 25||10:00 am||Ephrata Public Library|
Busy with Bugs
Participants will learn interesting ways to catch bugs, including how to make a potato trap, a flowerpot trap, a fly-right-in trap, a fruit fly jar-trap, and several others. Attendees will also learn how to successfully keep bugs and discuss the anatomy, behavior, life cycles, and habitats of some common bugs. Children will also receive a list of the presenter’s ten favorite things to do with bugs!
|Tuesday, June 14||1:00 pm||Eastern Lancaster County Library|
|Monday, June 20||10:00 am||Columbia Public Library (HELD at Park Elementary School right next door to the library)|
|Wednesday, June 22||10:30 am||Salisbury Township Branch Library|
|Wednesday, July 6||2:30 pm||Lancaster Public Library East – Leola Branch|
|Thursday, June 23||2:00 pm||Moores Memorial Library|
|Tuesday, June 28||2:30 pm||Manheim Township Public Library|
|Thursday, June 30||11:00 am||Strasburg-Heisler Library|
|Tuesday, July 19||6:30 pm||Elizabethtown Public Library|
|Thursday, July 21||10:30 am||Lancaster Public Library|
About the presenter
Toni Albert, M. Ed., is an award-winning author of over forty books. Many of her books reflect her deep concern for the environment. She is the owner of Trickle Creek Books and is committed to “teaching kids to care for the Earth.” As a visiting author, she has motivated more than 86,000 children to take better care of our environment. “Albert is nationally recognized for her many literary contributions that serve to enlighten and educate children and adults alike regarding environmental concerns.” (ForeWord Magazine)