Let's Go Outside!

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 1:39pm -- SEgan
Now that the weather is nicer and more cooperative, the outdoors has never been more inviting.
Would you like to learn how to grow vegetables but don’t know where to begin? Need nature activities for curious young minds? Interested in a new camping or glamping adventure? Heading out to a picnic but struggling to find the right dish? Looking for outdoor activities such as races and relays? Do you have someone in your life in a wheelchair, mobility chair or even a stroller that would like to be able to go on a hike?
Have a look at these new titles that will definitely make your outdoor experiences more enjoyable.

Interested in more book recommendations? Check out our Staff Curated Book Lists 

The Camping Life: Inspiration and Ideas for Endless Adventures by Brendan Leonard and Forest Woodward

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This book captures the feeling and aesthetic of sleeping under the stars and peels back the curtain to show readers how it's all done-from camping while suspended on a mountainside to camping while on a kayak or bike trip. Each type of adventure is told through photography showing beautiful vistas, campsites and setups, close-up explanatory vignettes, and informative text.

Where Should We Camp Next?: A 50 State Guide to Amazing Campgrounds and Other Unique Outdoor Accommodations by Stephanie Puglisi and Jeremy Puglisi

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Outdoor adventure, glamping, and camping vacations have never been more popular—and everyone is looking to discover the best destinations with beautiful scenery and desirable amenities. Whether you're a fan of rustic national parks or luxury glamping resorts, the in-depth profiles of more than 300 amazing outdoor accommodation destinations will help you find the best places to park your RV, pitch your tent, or kick back in your yurt, treehouse, or cabin.
Rugged Access for All: A Guide for Pushiking America's Diverse Trails with Mobility Chairs and Strollers by Christopher Kain

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Part narrative, part guidebook, this book follows the author and his wheelchair-bound daughter as they complete a range of hikes in all 50 states, validating that anyone can experience the natural landscapes the United States has to offer, even if pushing a mobility chair or stroller.  It includes detailed trail descriptions, full-color trail maps, and vibrant stories from Chris and Kellisa's own experiences. Trails vary in difficulty, from deserts to mountains and everything in between.

Woodworking Projects for Your Garden and Porch by Mattias Wenblad
Do you have a bare, uninspired garden or porch? Instead of overhauling and reconstructing the entire design, simply transform it with any of this book's twenty-six essential and practical woodworking projects that will provide your home with a dash of DIY, rustic charm. These easy, fun, and attractive wood creations are accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions and are divided into projects for planting, growing, socializing, and relaxing, as well as fun items for children
The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables by Lorene Edwards Forkner

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You can grow beautiful, healthy, delicious veggies and herbs right from the start—just follow the trustworthy advice found in The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Great Vegetables. Expert gardener Lorene Edwards Forkner shares all the information you need to create a thriving garden, from facts about soil and sun to tips on fertilizing, mulching, and watering. Regional planting charts show what to plant when, and a month-by-month planner takes you from January through December. Profiles of popular edibles explain exactly how to plant, care for, and harvest your bounty.

Wild and Free Nature: 25 Outdoor Adventures for Kids to Explore, Discover, and Awaken Their Curiosity by Ainsley Arment

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Wild and Free Nature is a beautiful, four-color resource book for parents, educators, and caregivers to enjoy doing hands-on activities outside with kids. One of the core philosophies behind Wild + Free is the belief that nature is the best classroom we could ever hope for. It unlocks the imagination and inspires creativity in ways that a schoolroom never could.

This list compiled by Reference Staff at Barrington Public Library. Please contact us at 401-247-1920 x2 with any questions or if you would like help placing a hold on one of these titles.

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