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Naturbraries By Richard Louv... (RT @abbeolin: Connecting libraries + nature + children!

 

"Today, via a library's outdoor learning space, librarians are participating in the growing movement to connect children with the environment," write Tracy Delgado-LaStella and Sandra Feinberg in this month's issue of American Libraries magazine.

 

The excellent piece describes the efforts of Middle Country Public Library in Centereach, New York, which has created The Nature Explorium.

 

In collaboration with the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation and Long Island Nature Collaborative for Kids (LINCK), the library converted an adjacent 5000-square foot area into a outdoor learning environment, "including a climbing/crawling area, messy materials area, building area, nature art area, music and performance area, planting area, gathering/conversation place, reading area, and water feature."