Tuesday is Books & Libraries Day at the River Houses. When you’re out book-seeking at your local library this week, why not introduce your homescholars to the great American nature writer John Burroughs, born on this day (3 April) in 1837.
Like Henry David Thoreau and John Muir, Burroughs is a major figure of nineteenth-century American literature. His home was in upstate New York, but he traveled through Yosemite with Theodore Roosevelt and explored the Alaskan wilderness as well.
There is a John Burroughs Association devoted to his work, and they have a great deal of good educational information available:
I guarantee that your local library will have a number of Burroughs’ books, and perhaps even a children’s biography or two — why not look them up on your next visit!
What educational discoveries have you made at your library lately?
❡ Explore more: Have you found all the local libraries in your area? There may be more than you realize! The WorldCat Library Finder will point you to all of them, big and small.