National Trails Day

Celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4th!
https://www.nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/nationaltrailsday/
For more fun things to do, see our annual STAYCATION guide: https://southplainfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/staycation-guide/

Free NJ State Park Admission All Summer Long!

Starting this Memorial Day weekend, entry to all New Jersey State Parks, forests, and recreation areas will be free of charge this summer. Park entrance fees will be waived for all visitors, regardless of residency. Anyone who already purchased a 2022 annual State Park Pass will automatically receive a full refund. PLEASE NOTE: Other individual park fees remain in place, such as camping, interpretive programs, and mobile sport fishing permits. https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/
For more fun things to do, see our annual STAYCATION guide: https://southplainfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/staycation-guide/

Happy Spring!

March 20, 2022 is the first day of spring!

==> LEARN ABOUT SPRING:
https://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/everything-you-need-to-know-vernal-or-spring-equinox
https://stardate.org/radio/program/2020-03-19
https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-spring-vernal-equinox
==> SPRING POEMS:
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/collections/137291/spring-poems
==> TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING!
https://southplainfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/webfinder-spring-cleaning/

FOR KIDS:
TRUCE offers some seasonal, screen-free ideas, using everyday items, to inspire your whole family – whatever their ages – to play together.
http://www.truceteachers.org/family-play-plans.html
==> More fun things to do with kids: http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/useful/parent.htm#todo
==> Here are some of our spring-related reading lists for kids:
–Spring Has Sprung! http://bookdb.nextgoodbook.com/booklist/w/a766f9d4b53cef2071389c94bbbdd56a/l/243831
–It’s Raining, It’s Pouring http://bookdb.nextgoodbook.com/booklist/w/a766f9d4b53cef2071389c94bbbdd56a/l/243823
–Let’s Plant a Garden http://bookdb.nextgoodbook.com/booklist/w/a766f9d4b53cef2071389c94bbbdd56a/l/243826

Great Backyard Bird Count

Join the Great Backyard Bird Count, February 18–21! Participating is easy, fun to do alone, or with others, and can be done anywhere you find birds. Free webinar with more info on Feb. 16.
https://www.birdcount.org/participate/
==> More birding resources at:
https://southplainfieldlibrary.wordpress.com/backyard-birding/
http://www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us/homeworklinks/Ecology.htm#birds