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Read across the County: Home

Brought to you by New Hanover County Public Library, New Hanover County's Office of Diversity and Equity, and the Friends of the New Hanover County Library, Read across the County aspires to bring people of different backgrounds and ages together for a community-wide summer of reading. Read across the County will run from June through August and offers citizens the opportunity to participate in a variety of programs and discussions tied to three books that illustrate the power of nature and relationships.

Selected Titles

The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature and The Someday Birds are both available for immediate check out via Hoopla Digital.




Related Links

Live Bird Cams:  Audubon and Cornell 

Apps:  Audubon Bird Guide  



Audubon for kids:  


Recorded Programs

Related Resources

ecoEXPLORE Discovery Packs


StoryWalk is a collaboration between New Hanover County Parks & Gardens, the Health Department, and the Library.

Walk along a trail and read a page at a time together with your family! For story details and locations click here.

The Explorer's Backpack Program

The Explorer’s Backpack involves elementary age children and their families in hands-on, discovery-oriented learning in the Native Plant Garden of the New Hanover County Arboretum. 

Airlie Gardens Public Programs

Includes Birding Mornings on the second Wednesday of each month at 8:00 AM, and nature discovery kits.

Nature: an NHCPL Lifelong Learning Kit

Park Rx 

Gale Course: Photographing Nature With Your Digital Camera



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