Research shows spending time in nature improves both physical and mental well-being. There are many ways to explore the Great Outdoors with help from Lee County Library!

Georgia State Parks

Georgia State Park Discovery Backpack Kit

Georgia residents can check out a backpack kit in combination with the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites Pass for free with a valid library card. Each co-branded kit includes a sturdy, five-pocket backpack containing a pair of 5x30 binoculars, a guide to the Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites, a foldout Pocket Naturalist Guide to Georgia Wildlife, Georgia Birds, and Georgia Trees and Wildflowers. For more information visit https://gastateparks.org. The Leesburg Library and Oakland Library both have backpacks available at this time.

How it Works

  • The Backpack Kit can be checked out at the library circulation desk. The Backpack Kit is not available for holds.
  • Check out period is one week (7 days) with the option of one renewal. Late fee is $3/day. 
  • The Backpack Kit must be returned to the lending library.
  • The Backpack Kit does NOT include a Georgia State Park and Historic Sites pass. The Georgia State park and Historic Sites Pass must be checked out separately.
  • Replacement Cost: $75.

Explore the Outdoors STEAM Kit

CONTENTS:
1 Book: Watching Animals in Nature,1 Aqua Viewer Telescope,1 Explorer Scope (2 in 1 Microscope & Telescope) 14 day checkout, no renewals. Replacement cost: $99.99
Find out more about this kit and all our other STEAM to go Kits HERE.

Children's Books for Nature Lovers

Check out some of these great books from a Lee County Library:
Over and Under the PondBig Book of Bugs1
outside your window1
Find more great picture books for little nature lovers HERE.

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