Earth Day

earthday IconEarth Day was founded in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues, and Earth Day 2021 will occur on Thursday, April 22—the holiday's 51st anniversary. The holiday is now a global celebration that’s sometimes extended into Earth Week, a full seven days of events focused on green living. The brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson and inspired by the protests of the 1960s, Earth Day began as a “national teach-in on the environment” and was held on April 22 to maximize the number of students that could be reached on university campuses. By raising public awareness of pollution, Nelson hoped to bring environmental causes into the national spotlight.-History.com

  1. Book Lists
  2. Film Lists
  3. Adult Programs
  4. Children's and Teen Programs
  5. Recorded Programs
  6. Other Resources

Celebrate Earth Day the entire month of April by reading books and watching films that inspire us to appreciate the impact of the natural world in our lives. Our book and movie lists are all in digital format. To learn how to access our digital collections, please click here. All collections are free to Mt. Lebanon Library card holders!


E-Book Non-Fiction for Adults:

Click here to explore our "Great Non-Fiction Nature Reads" book list. All titles are available on AXIS 360 for immediate check out. The selections on our list represent books that address climate crisis and potential solutions to lessen its impact on our planet. Many of the titles focus on the beauty of nature and its potential to make us more reflective and peaceful human beings. We hope you will be inspired to start a deeper relationship with the natural world. All Mt. Lebanon Public Library card holders have free access to our AXIS 360 account. To find out more about getting started setting up an AXIS 360 account, please click here


E-Book Fiction for Adults:

Click here to explore our "Nature Plays a Part in the Story" book list. All titles are available on AXIS 360 for immediate check out. The fiction selections in the list feature books in which nature plays a role in the theme, setting or outcome of the story. The lists include thrillers, mysteries, literary fiction, science fiction and magical tales. All Mt. Lebanon Public Library card holders have free access to our AXIS 360 account. To find out more about getting started setting up an AXIS 360 account, please click here


Earth Day Booklists from Children's!

People Who Care:
https://libraryaware.com/29DA54

Our Warmer World:
https://libraryaware.com/29DA7A

Picture Books:
https://libraryaware.com/29DA9F

Fiction Grades 4+:
https://libraryaware.com/29DA5P

What Can We Do About Pollution?:
https://libraryaware.com/29DA9Z

The World Around Us:
https://libraryaware.com/29DA6P

More to Explore:
https://libraryaware.com/29DAEP