Library introduces Adventure day packs

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PICTOU — The Pictou Library and the Town of Pictou have partnered on an Adventure Day Pack program for the summer.

Pictou Parks and Recreation intern Allison Parker and co-ordinator Michelle Young visited the library recently and unpacked all the items that the library will have available for families and people of all ages.

The pack features a first aid kit, a survival kit, waterproof matches, a discovery kit for kids, guides, a LED flashlight, AAA batteries and a dip net for fishing.

The survival kit includes a blanket, slim rescue howler, compass, rescue flash signal mirror, fire lite sparker, fishing and sewing kit and duct tape.

Kids’ items include a butterfly net, magnifying bud viewer, magnifying glass, binoculars and case, waterproof headlamp, navigation compass, tweezers and whistle.

Guides are for hiking trails in Nova Scotia, references for wildlife and trees, a backyard bird reference sheet, moon phases and a star wheel.

“Gramma and Grampa can go hiking too,” library branch assistant Bonnie Allan said. “It ties right in with our summer reading program.”

“It’s all about kids hiking and looking for birds, animals and bugs,” Young said.

The day pack is available at the library through an equipment loan.

It is designed to help individuals, families and groups plan for health-related and outdoor activities, Young said.

“The Adventure Day Parks create a hands-on learning experience which connects people to nature and outdoor recreational experiences,” she said. “You never know what you’ll discover in Pictou County’s many trails, beaches, and recreational spaces.”

From left: library branch assistant Bonnie Allan shares a view of insects with Pictou Parks and Recreation intern Allison Parker and co-ordinator Michelle Young. (Goodwin photo)