This fall, get active with adventure-themed books, events and activities at the library. Take a hike, visit a park or discover a new outdoor passion with this 4th annual community-wide initiative.

About the Books

A Walk in the Woods

With humor and unexpected insight, Bryson recounts his trip on foot through the breath-taking landscape of the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail, entertaining with fascinating trivia along the way.

Ranger Rick: National Parks!

Take a tour of America’s beloved parks with Ranger Rick. This cross-country adventure brings each park to life for kids with fun facts and must-dos like sledding down the mighty sand dunes in Colorado or exploring the bat-filled caves of New Mexico.

Quotes from Bill Bryson

"I learned to pitch a tent and sleep beneath the stars. For a brief, proud period I was slender and fit. I gained a profound respect for the wilderness and nature and the benign dark power of woods. I understand now, in a way I never did before, the colossal scale of the world. I found patience and fortitude that I didn't know I had. I discovered an America that millions of people scarcely know exists. I made a friend. I came home."

"Distance changes utterly when you take the world on foot. A mile becomes a long way, two miles literally considerable, ten miles whopping, fifty miles at the very limits of conception. The world, you realize, is enormous in a way that only you and a small community of fellow hikers know. Planetary scale is your little secret. Life takes on a neat simplicity, too. Time ceases to have any meaning. When it is dark, you go to bed, and when it is light again you get up, and everything in between is just in between. It’s quite wonderful, really."

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9 a.m. - 9 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.


1 p.m. - 6 p.m.