Toni Albert Nature Specialist


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.


Date Time Location
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!


Date Time Location
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)



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