For our June book display, we are celebrating the great outdoors! No, not the movie from the 80s starring John Candy and Dan Aykroyd. Instead, we are celebrating the activities, the history and the places associated with the summertime outdoors. Here are few books that are featured in our display:
Borscht Belt Bungalows: Memories of Catskill Summers
During the 20th Century, dozens of Jewish families from New York City vacationed in the Catskills during the summer at bungalow resorts or colonies. Irwin Richman recounts his personal experiences at these summer resorts in this memoir and provides insights into the activities of both the renters and the owners.
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
This New York Times bestseller tells the true story of the author, Cheryl Strayed, and her journey hiking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail after suffering through some personal tragedies.
How to Fly a Kite, Catch a Fish, Grow a Flower, and Other Activities for You and Your Child
This little blast from the past provides instructions on how to do a variety of different outdoor activities with step-by-step illustrations.
Check out the display and get inspired to go outside and have some fun! And yes, going outside to read a book counts.