Outdoor Experience“By creating libraries with integrated natural spaces, we create a center for developing kids’ intelligence, curiosity and imagination. Books nurture learning and inner imagination, while play in nature engages the sense of curiosity and exploration critical to healthy brain development. Putting both of these essential childhood experiences in one place is a simple idea, but one that could have profound effects on whole neighborhoods”. — Richard Louv, co-founder of Children & Nature Network and best-selling author of Last Child in the Woods
A portion of the two acre parcel for the new Felton Library will offer opportunities for young children to connect with nature. Felton Library Friends will be seeking public input on these and other possibilities.
Selected resources related to these and other potential projects for the property are listed below (and more will be added as FLF continues to explore possibilities).
- Slideshow presented by FLF Member Nancy Gerdt
- Video of Nature Explore classroom and Fish and Wildlife partnership.
- Article: Relationship between libraries and nature rich environments
- Learn more about concept of Nature Explore classrooms
- Video (6 min): How a seed library works within a public library
For a two days (March 1st and 2nd), Americorp volunteers will be helping us in our efforts to restore the land at the new library site. And you’re invited to join us!read more
Felton Library Friends Restoration Team members visited Linda Skeff’s house to understand best methods for removing invasive English ivy and restoring the beauty and health of the native redwood forest. Linda restored the ivy ensnared forest around her home to a place...read more
The restoration of the library site will get a huge boost from six days of work in late January and early February by an AmeriCorps team of 12 young adults. The team will work on clearing the land of invasive plant species under the leadership of Linda Skeff,...read more
At today's Felton Library Celebration FLF member Nancy Gerdt presented this slideshow on the Creekside Zone. Watch it and get involved in developing a plan for the property! ...read more
Come Join Felton Library Friends in a day of Community Action! On Saturday July 20, starting at 8:30 a.m., we're having a work party on the land of our future library. Please bring gloves, rakes, weed-whacker and pitchforks to rake up brush and load it into trucks....read more