Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day—let's celebrate Planet Earth and the environment! On April 22, drop by any BPL branch to borrow an Earth Day book bundle of environment-themed books selected for you by our staff. Practice spring science with an easy and fun-to-make Earth Day activity for kids—pick up a Grab 'n' Go activity bag with supplies to make a flower seed ball at home, while supplies last.

Make Earth Day every day with these any-time activities:

Things to Do on Earth Day Staff Picks booklist offers activities for all ages and inspiration to make every day an Earth Day. Select from our collection of picture books, documentaries that celebrate our planet, and themed colouring pages and posters. Take a quiz testing your knowledge about climate change, explore issues around environmental racism, and draw inspiration from Indigenous wisdom that honours all life forms on Earth as sacred.

CBC Book Top Picks for Earth Day featured in our collections (books and more!).

Stream spectacular BBC Landmark Video collection features about our planet and natural world. Use your library card to access FREE documentaries and films to stream.

Watch Earth Day featured films on Kanopy streaming movie service, available FREE through the library. Use your library card number to sign in and watch on your PC, phone, tablet, and digital media player. We recommend Franklin's Earth Day for a family film night!

Watch pre-recorded BPL Presents Story Time: Tap the Magic Tree on BPL's YouTube channel, then check out our cool time-lapse seed growing video.

Get outside and explore our local natural heritage—borrow a community access pass to Conservation Halton, Royal Botanical Gardens, and Ontario Parks. And while you're out and about, count your steps to better health with a Fitbit fitness tracker from the library.

STAFF BOOKLISTS about the environment & nature

City of Burlington environmental programs

BurlingtonGreen Earth Day eco events

Earth Day - official website