Letter from the Director: Outdoor Fun

Dear Greene County Public Library friends and family,

Did you know that Greene County Public Library is a great place to play, learn, and grow… outside? It’s true! Here are a few ways you can enjoy your library outdoors:

Programs in the Parks

This summer, the library is partnering with park districts around Greene County to bring our Book Bike to community spots like bicycle hubs and picnic shelters! You can learn about nature in the fresh air while having fun. You can even check out books from the Book Bike no matter where it is. Have a look at our calendar to find the next chance to enjoy your library in the park.

Telescopes for Check-Out

You can reach the stars each night by looking through an easy-to-use telescope you can check out from the library! Thanks to our wonderful partners at the Miami Valley Astronomical Society, there is fantastic fun and wonders to explore from the surface of Mars to the rings of Saturn. Grab a telescope, a few books on astronomy, and head out for adventure. And be sure to join the Miami Valley Astronomical Society for their wonderful star-watching events.

Story Trails

Read a book and take a beautiful walk outside anytime at a library story trail! A story trail presents a book on stands page by page in a beautiful place. By the time you have finished the story, you will have stretched your legs and be ready for more. From our Cedarville Community Library StoryWalk® to Hawk’s Woodland Walk at Valle View Reserve in Fairborn to our brand new StoryWalk® at Dominick Lofino Park in Beavercreek, you can enjoy a story while taking a stroll today!

These are just a few examples of outdoor fun with your library, but there’s always more—from our Xenia Community Library children’s garden and the herb garden at Yellow Springs Community Library, to outdoor cooking presentations and concerts, you can enjoy your library outside today.

Karl Colón, Director