Celebrate Earth Day With Books

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day at home with us!

Earth Day was first celebrated in the United State on April 22, 1970 and it went international in 1990. Because this is the 50th anniversary of that first event, big gatherings had been planned all over the world to celebrate. Unfortunately, because of the global pandemic, we must recognize this day at home, mostly alone!

Fortunately, we have many eBooks and eAudiobooks on this topic that can be checked out and read from the comfort of your couch! And after you're done reading,  check out for more information and things you can do to recognize Earth Day everyday!

To access our Hoopla and Overdrive collections of eBooks and eAudiobooks, head to Here are some suggestions for reading:

Environmentalism & Earth Day

  • Silent Spring by Rachel Carson (Hoopla)
  • Earth Day and the Environmental Movement by  Christy Peterson (Hoopla)
  • 50 Things You can do to Save the World by Kim Hankinson Hoopla (Young Readers)
  • Let’s Celebrate Earth Day by Barbara DeRubertisHoopla (Young Readers)
  • Death and Life on the Great Lakes by Dan Egan (Overdrive)
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver (Hoopla/Overdrive)
  • Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf (Hoopla/Overdrive)

Birds and Birdwatching

  • What It’s Like to Be A Bird by David Allen Sibley (Overdrive)
  • The Genius of Birds by Jennifer Ackerman (Overdrive)
  • Western Birds:Backyard Guide by Bill Thompson (Hoopla)
  • Backyard Birding by Julie Zickefoose (Hoopla)
  • Audubon Birdhouse Guide by Margaret B. Barker (Hoopla)
  • Backyard Bird Photography by Mathew Tekulsky (Hoopla)
  • Birds of Prey by Pete Dunne (Hoopla)


  • Easy Composters You Can Build by Nick Noyes (Hoopla)
  • Composting Basics by Eric Ebeling (Hoopla)
  • Save the Planet: Compost It! by David M. Barker (Hoopla)
  • Composting for a New Generation by Michelle Balz (Hoopla)


  • Nature’s Best Hope: A New Hope for Conservation that Starts in Your Yard by Douglas Tallamy (Overdrive/Hoopla)
  • Gardening by Miranda Smith (Hoopla)
  • Building Raised Beds by Fern Marshall (Hoopla)
  • The Humane Gardener: Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife by Nancy Lawson (Overdrive/Hoopla)
  • Vegetable Gardener’s Container Bible by Edward C. Smith (Hoopla)
  • Botany for Gardeners by Brian Capon (Overdrive/Hoopla)
  • Container Gardner’s Handbook by Frances Tophill (Hoopla)

Climate change

  • Climate change: The Science Behind Melting Glaciers and Warming Oceans by Josh Sneideman (Hoopla-Young Readers)
  • Our House is On Fire: Scenes of a Family and a Planet in Crisis by Greta Thunberg (Overdrive)