Birdwatching Backpacks

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Birdwatching Backpacks (Lending Collection)

Birdwatching Backpacks are now part of The Playground at FVRL. They are available for loan – free with your FVRL card!

Birdwatching Backpacks at FVRL

Birdwatching has come to the library! Outdoor enthusiasts have studied birds for generations. More recently, birdwatching (or “birding”) has become a growing trend among young people who wish to reconnect with nature. It’s now one of the fastest growing pastimes in North America! No matter your age or background, birdwatching is a relaxing and educational activity the whole family can enjoy.

Birdwatching supports STEAM learning (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) through observation of the natural world. The study of birds and their habitat can provide a deeper understanding of ecology, biodiversity and the environment.

Borrowing a Birdwatching Backpack With Your FVRL Card

Want to borrow a Birdwatching Backpack? It’s easy! All you need is an FVRL card. Birdwatching Backpacks circulate through the FVRL system as part of the floating collection. If we don’t have one available at your local library, we can put a hold on the next available backpack and it will be delivered to your nearest FVRL location. You can check availability at your library or search online in the FVRL catalogue.

You may check out your Birdwatching Backpack for a one-week loan period when others are waiting. (If there are no holds on the item, you may keep it for three weeks.) Please return your Birdwatching Backpack on time to any FVRL location. (Please return to a service desk. Do not place it in a book drop!) Overdue items are subject to Fines and Fees. The Birdwatching Backpack collection is available to FVRL full access cardholders only. See Getting a Library Card for more details.

What's Inside

Each Birdwatching Backpack will contain:

Birdwatching Resources - Keep Learning

Want to learn more about birds, birdwatching, nature and wildlife? Borrow other library materials on birds or birdwatching. You can also access Birdwatching and Audubon magazines online through RBdigital Magazines.

Check out these free birdwatching apps (available from Google Play and the Apple App Store):

You can also learn more through local organizations and their websites!

Birdwatching Events

Want to learn more about birds and birdwatching? Visit the FVRL Events page to find upcoming programs at a library near you! If there are no programs near you, check back soon. We will be planning more events in the coming months!

Partners and Sponsors

FVRL has created the Birdwatching Backpacks in partnership with Wild Birds Unlimited – Vancouver and with support from the City of Delta and Bird Studies Canada.

NEWS

Phones are working intermittently at Chilliwack Library Due to unknown line issues, Chilliwack phones are currently experiencing intermittent outages. There is no estimated time of repair at this moment. Thank you for your patience.

Terry Fox Library is Closed. Please come see us at our new location in the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (2150 Wilson Avenue) for a re-opening celebration at 4 pm on Tuesday, August 27. Regular hours and operations will resume on Wednesday, August 28. A Pop Up Library offering holds pick up and accepting returns will be open in the old Rec Complex lobby from 10 am to 5 pm on August 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23.

Summer Reading Club Survey! We want your feedback to help us make Summer Reading Club even more fun! We want to hear from the kids, teens, and adults who participated in Summer Reading Club! Did you read more over the summer? Did you check out our special programs? We want to know! You can complete a survey at any FVRL location or online.

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