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Outdoor Spring Fun for Kids

May 14th, 2021
Categories: Kids, Library & Family Fun, News, Reading Romp!

Spring is here, and now that the weather is warmer, it’s a wonderful time to explore the outdoors. Whether you like to take a walk in the park, visit the playground, or have a picnic, there’s great fun to be had outside.

This spring, why don’t you join us for story times in the park, and consider checking out a good book for your next outdoor adventure!

Outdoor Story Times

Did you know that the library has teamed up with the DeKalb Park District to offer outdoor story times in two of our city’s lovely public parks?

  • Welsh Park story time (with Mr. John): Tuesday mornings at 10:00 a.m.
  • Huntley Park story time (with Ms. Laura): Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m.

Visit our web calendar to see our full schedule of story times and other outdoor events for kids this spring and summer!

Spring Children’s Reads

Does your family enjoy birdwatching? Planting a garden? Looking for bugs? Check out the following books with these spring themes and more!


When Spring Comes

Kevin Henkes

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Poppleton in Spring

Cynthia Rylant

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Make Way for Ducklings

Robert McCloskey

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Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard

Annette LeBlanc Cate

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An Egg Is Quiet

Dianna Hutts Aston

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Planting a Rainbow

Lois Ehlert

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Lola Plants a Garden

Anna McQuinn

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

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Diary of a Worm

Doreen Cronin

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Honeybee

Candace Fleming

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