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Summer Residents & the IMC: 2023


On this page you will find children's and youth resources available in the Instructional Materials Center related to gardening, growing food, and nature that support the Belk Distinguished Lecture Event featuring Vivian Howard. The event will be held on July 14 from 2-3:30 pm at the Grandview Ballroom. Resources will be on display all summer on the lower level of Belk Library by the back windows. Limited materials to make your own nature book are available at the display. 

To pre-register for the free lecture, please use the link below:  

Lecture Registration

Seating is limited and on a first come first serve basis.

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Books about Outdoor Topics

feely bugs
planting a rainbow
have you ever seen a flower
the camping trip
fatima's great outdoors
the garden we share
green green
martin and the river
stellar stargazer
fairy tale feasts
plant, sow, make, & grow
into the forest
right this very minute
uncle john's city garden
a seed grows
nature's best hope
outdoor kids in an inside world
the hike
this is the nest that robin built
how to say hello to a worm

Outdoor Topics Book List

  • Planting A Rainbow by Lois Ehlert (E E332pl2)
  • Feely Bugs by David A. Carter (E C32316fe)
  • The Camping Trip by Jennifer K. Mann (E M281ca)
  • Have You Ever Seen a Flower by Shawn Harris (E H3163ha)
  • Fatima's Great Outdoors by Ambreen Tariq (E T187fa)
  • The Garden We Share by Zoe Tucker (E T895ga)
  • Green Green: A Community Gardening Story by Marie Lamba (E L219gr)
  • Martin and the River by Jon-Erik Lappano (E L316ma)
  • Fancy Nancy Stellar Stargazer by Jane O'Connor (E O18st)
  • River by Elisha Cooper (E C7763ri)
  • Fairy Tale Feasts: A Literary Cookbook for Young Readers & Eaters by Jane Yolen (641.5123 Y54fa)
  • Plant, Sow, Make, & Grow by Esther Coombs (635 C775pl)
  • Into the Forest by Christiane Dorion (577.3 D698in)
  • Right This Very Minute by Lisl H. Detlefsen (641.3 D48ri)
  • Uncle John's City Garden by Benette G. Ford (E F699un)
  • A Seed Grows by Antoinette Portis (575.68 P852s
  • Outdoor Kids in an Inside World by Steven Rinella (QH 81.R48 2022)
  • The Hike by Alison Farrell (E F 2448hi)
  • This is the Nest That Robin Built by Denise Fleming (E F5973th)
  • How to Say Hello to a Worm by Kari Percival (635.083 P429ho)

**Download a printable list

Community Borrower Cards

Please come visit and check out some books. For $10 you can recieve a community borrower card.

Residents of North Carolina or part-time residents who own property are eligible for a library card. You must be 18 years or older and live in the following counties:

  • Ashe
  • Avery
  • Burke
  • Caldwell
  • Catawba
  • Watauga
  • Wilkes

Appalachian State University alumni, regardless of place of residence are also eligible.

The following are not eligible:

  • Minors
  • Elementary and high school students
  • Dependents of Appalachian State University employees

More information is available on the library website. Bring your picture ID and stop by the Library Service Desk on the main floor of Belk Library to speak with a staff member and fill out an application. We approve cards during regular operating hours.

More Resources

**For more resources and programming check out the Watauga County Public Library.

Education Librarian

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Jennifer Woods
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Belk Library and Information Commons, 037A
(828) 262-8160

Education Librarian

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Jewel Davis
Belk Library IMC Room 033