Submitted by Robbie Marshall, Assistant Director, Brainerd Memorial Library
(September 9, 2022) —Brainerd Memorial Library’s Staff and Friends have developed a book list similar to the one we curated a few years back that was titled “Hopeful Books for Challenging Times.”
The theme of this list is “the natural world” and includes topics like: backyard habitats & gardening, climate change, outdoor adventures, rain forests, coral reefs, trees, survival, sustainability and wildlife. Represented in these fiction and non-fiction books are novels, poetry, children’s, teen, illustrated, scientific, and graphic novels. They provide entertainment and insight as well as information and education.
The list is posted on our website and available to peruse in the library or to take home at one of the two displays [adults are upstairs and juveniles are downstairs in the Children’s Department]. A short list of resources is included. The displays showcase several of the books in the library’s collection to be checked out immediately. Our librarians are happy to request titles from other libraries if they are not on site.
We hope you’ll enjoy the beautiful illustrations, the lyrical prose and exciting plots. And be inspired by them!