Take it Outside!

Scotty Dog running in open field

June is Great Outdoors month! Kansas offers many beautiful locations for hiking, camping and stargazing. Our collection includes everything you need to get out and experience the great outdoors…and enjoy it.

New to camping? Check out some expert advice on outdoor gear, navigation and skills.

Be Prepared

Open “Backpacker complete guide to outdoor gear maintena…” in catalog Backpacker complete guide to outdoor gear maintena… Open “Building outdoor gear : easy-to-make projects for …” in catalog Building outdoor gear : easy-to-make projects for … Open “The complete outdoors encyclopedia : camping, fish…” in catalog The complete outdoors encyclopedia : camping, fish… Open “How to shit in the woods : an environmentally soun…” in catalog How to shit in the woods : an environmentally soun… Open “Outward Bound map & compass handbook” in catalog Outward Bound map & compass handbook Open “Wilderness basics : get the most from your hiking,…” in catalog Wilderness basics : get the most from your hiking,…
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Going hiking or camping with kids or dogs? Our library can help you plan an adventure that includes the whole family.

Outside with the Whole Family

Open “Babes in the woods : hiking, camping, boating with…” in catalog Babes in the woods : hiking, camping, boating with… Open “A guide to backpacking with your dog” in catalog A guide to backpacking with your dog Open “The parent's guide to camping with children” in catalog The parent's guide to camping with children Open “Parents' guide to hiking & camping : a trailside g…” in catalog Parents' guide to hiking & camping : a trailside g… Open “Ruffing it : the complete guide to camping with do…” in catalog Ruffing it : the complete guide to camping with do…
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Get to know nature by name with identification guides for Kansas wildflowers, birds, and more.

Guides for Outside

Open “National Audubon Society field guide to North Amer…” in catalog National Audubon Society field guide to North Amer… Open “Simple stargazing : a first-time skywatcher's guid…” in catalog Simple stargazing : a first-time skywatcher's guid… Open “Snakes” in catalog Snakes Open “Tallgrass prairie wildflowers : a Falcon field gui…” in catalog Tallgrass prairie wildflowers : a Falcon field gui… Open “Trees, shrubs, and woody vines in Kansas” in catalog Trees, shrubs, and woody vines in Kansas Open “Wildflowers and grasses of Kansas : a field guide” in catalog Wildflowers and grasses of Kansas : a field guide
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Be ready to make the most of your trip with recipes for the campfire and Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Around the Campfire

Open “Cooking on a stick : campfire recipes for kids” in catalog Cooking on a stick : campfire recipes for kids Open “The magic of fire : hearth cooking : one hundred r…” in catalog The magic of fire : hearth cooking : one hundred r… Open “Scary stories 3 : more tales to chill your bones” in catalog Scary stories 3 : more tales to chill your bones Open “Scary stories the complete 3-book audio collection” in catalog Scary stories the complete 3-book audio collection Open “Scary stories to tell in the dark : collected from…” in catalog Scary stories to tell in the dark : collected from… Open “Scary stories to tell in the dark : collected from…” in catalog Scary stories to tell in the dark : collected from…
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Check out our Great Outdoors display in the New Books and Media room for these titles and more, or ask a librarian.

Let the adventure begin!

Miranda Ericsson

Miranda has a passion for local and regional writing, and loves to tell readers about fantastic work written in our home state. Creative writing is one of her favorite ways to spend time, so she works with library programs and events that encourage people in our community to get writing. Ask her for more information about the Community Novel Project, Local Author Fair, and NaNoWriMo.