Celebrating Our Planet and Community!

Posted On Monday March 29, 2021

Join us and celebrate Earth Week for a month-long celebration. Due to the global pandemic and social distancing, we’re going virtual this year. Of course, social distancing doesn’t mean that you can’t go outside and enjoy nature, just as long as you do so responsibly (thankfully, nature isn’t cancelled). Don’t forget to do something fun and active for Earth Day on April 22 (i.e., bike ride, walk, clean up your yard, plant a tree, etc.). Here’s a list of what you can enjoy from your local Library!

Halton Hills Lecture Series: Exploring the Birds of Ontario
On May 5, HHPL invites the community of Halton Hills to join David Chapman, virtually to experience and enjoy smaller backyard birds as well as large visitors like the Bald eagle or Northern Hawk Owl, that live in Ontario. This lecture will be presented in both video and still images. To register for this lecture, please visit HHPL’s online calendar.

Family Activity Grab & Go Kits
Stop by the Acton or Georgetown Branch and pick up a creative Earth Week Grab & Go Kit to do at home! No need to use your Library card, simply grab and go.

Earth Day Family Storytime
Join Mary and her friends on April 21 at 10:30 a.m. on Facebook for a read-aloud and some bouncy songs all about taking caring of our planet. Tune in to this fun Earth Day Storytime to have fun!

Books, eBooks and Movies:
Find great reads or watch a documentary about our planet. Gain a greater understanding of what climate change means and how you can join the efforts to reduce your carbon footprint. Start here with this great list of book and movies titles.

Family Recreation Activities
This exciting initiative from your local Recreation and Parks and HHPL, offers residents the opportunity to borrow a variety of fun activities and inspiring games to play with family and friends in your bubble. Activities include Spikeball, Giant Jenga, Disc Bash, Bean Bag Toss, Giant Kerplunk, Parachute, Boom Whackers, Speed Stacking Sets, Pop Up Soccer Sets; plus, a variety of Active Easy Kits that encourage outdoor activity. Reserve these great games and activities on HHPL’s catalogue today! 

HHPL’s Seed Library
Did you know your local library has a Seed Library inside each branch? Borrow seeds from the Library to grow in your garden, then harvest left over seeds in the fall and donate back to the Library! Learn more about the Seed Library and how you can benefit and support this community initiative!

Energy Meters
Your local Library has energy meters to help you identify which appliances in your home consume the most energy? Cool, huh? Go online and reserve an energy meter today!

Bike Welcome Centre
Looking to getting out and ride? Halton Hills Public Library has been designated a bike welcome centre by Ontario By Bike. Our branches offer bike racks, the option to borrow a bike lock to secure your bike while inside the building, a bike repair kit to patch a flat, a pump to add air to a low tire, and a water filling station for your reusable bottles.

Hiking the Hills Backpacks
Get outdoors and have an adventure with these amazing backpacks that are loaded with great resources to view and experience nature and wildlife like never before! Each kit comes with a pair of binoculars, compass, flashlight, Halton Hikes Loops & Lattes GuideLorimer Field Guide to 225 Ontario Birds, Plants of Southern Ontario Guide and The Bruce Trail Reference Maps and Trail Guide. Borrow a Hiking the Hills Backpack Kit today!

Ontario Park Passes
Halton Hills residents
can borrow provincial day passes for free all year! Passes provide complimentary day-use access for one vehicle and its occupants at more than 100 provincial parks in Ontario. Click here to learn more and to reserve your passes today!

Toronto Region Conservation Authority and Credit Valley Conservation Passes
Similar to the Ontario Park Passes, these passes include free general admission and special discounts to Credit Valley Conservation, and Toronto and Regional Conservation Parks. Learn more and reserve your passes today!

Field Notes: Observations on Climate Change
This exhibition at the Helson Gallery (Culture Centre), examines the causes and impact of global warming through the work of twelve artists in photography, painting, printmaking and installation media. View it until Saturday, April 24 or view it on the Town YouTube page.

Visit the Town of Halton Hills Earth Week page for more great activities and events happening all month long in Halton Hills!