illustration of children walking through a forest

Nature Exploration Backpacks
Available from the Parenting Collection at Adriance Memorial Library’s Children’s Department, Check-Out Desk (2nd Floor) or from the Boardman Road Branch Library Check-Out Desk. Backpacks must be returned in-person (not the Book Drop) to the library where you borrowed them from.

What is a Nature Exploration Backpack?
Nature Exploration Backpacks are designed to encourage children and families to explore the outdoors together while learning about wildlife and habitat.

Backpack Loan Info:

  • Available to PPLD residents only, 18 and over, who have had a library card in good standing for more than 6 months.
  • Backpacks can only be checked out by a parent/guardian who will be responsible for the backpack.
  • One backpack per family may be checked out at a time.
  • A backpack loan period is 1 week.
  • Backpacks are not renewable, nor able to be placed on hold.
  • If lost or not returned, there is a $100 replacement fee.
  • Backpacks must be returned in-person (not the Book Drop) to the library where you borrowed them from.
Children's backpack filled with tree guides, books about trees, and binoculars.
Forest Exploration – Discover trees, learn about different types and species, and how they play an important part of our world.
Backpack that contains insect related guides and collection tools for children
Insect Exploration – For budding entomologists, this backpack contains a collecting net, observation containers, and guides.
Backpack filled with children's guides and tools to learn about animal tracking
Tracking Exploration – Got a keen eye for animal evidence? This pack contains identification cards, animal track rubbing plates, guides, and a compass.
Birding Exploration – Perfect for a young ornithologist, this pack is filled with bird guidebooks, bird books, and binoculars.
Backpack filled with children's information, books, and tools to observe the night sky.

Nighttime Exploration – Investigate the night sky with this backpack that contains guidebooks, a Planisphere, astronomy binoculars, and a red flashlight.

These backpacks were made possible by a Learn, Play, Create Grant from Dutchess County.