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Check It Out: Great guides for getting out to explore

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June is National Great Outdoors Month, so let’s get this party started. Now that we’re getting the go-ahead to venture outside of our homes, it seemed like a good time to promote outdoorsy reading material.

If you’re good and ready to go for a hike or explore a beach, the library has you covered. On the other hand, if you want to take things slowly, maybe go sit on the patio and think about going out into nature, well, the library is looking out for you, too.

Whether you want to do it or read it, I’m confident there’s an e-book or e-audiobook just for you and your indoor and/or outdoor needs.

The reading list below is, as always, just a sampling, so be sure to visit www.fvrl.org and look for more outdoor-related titles through the OverDrive link. You go, June!

“The mountains are calling and I must go …” John Muir

• “50 Hikes with Kids: Oregon and Washington” by Wendy Gorton (available in e-book format).

• “Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn’t Know You Could Eat” by Ellen Zachos (available in e-book format).

• “Before They’re Gone: A Family’s Year-Long Quest to Explore America’s Most Endangered National Parks” by Michael Lanza (available in e-book format).

• “By the Shore: Explore the Pacific Northwest Coast Like a Local” by Nancy Blakey (available in e-book format).

• “The Challenge of Rainier: A Record of the Explorations and Ascents, Triumphs and Tragedies on the Northwest’s Greatest Mountain” by Dee Molenaar (available in e-book format).

• “Kings of the Yukon: One Summer Paddling Across the Far North” by Adam Weymouth (available in e-book and e-audiobook formats).

• “Your Brain on Nature: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive, While Protecting Your Brain Health for Life” by Eva M. Selhub and Alan C. Logan (available in e-book format).