‘Nature explorer’ backpacks for adults added to Princeton Public Library’s circulation offerings

Hikers used the library’s “nature explorer” backpacks during Community Science Day at Rogers Refuge.

Adults who want to enjoy nature and take a hike can now borrow a backpack from the Princeton Public Library that is filled with essentials.

Eight backpacks for adults have been added to the “library of things” collection of nontraditional circulating library items available to borrow. Six more backpacks for youth have been added to the collection also, bringing the total available to borrow for youth to 12 backpacks.

The “nature explorer” backpacks were made possible by a private donation in the name of the donor’s grandchild. The backpacks include a compass, binoculars, a magnifying glass, field guides, and information about Princeton’s open spaces to visit. Princeton Public Library cardholders can borrow the backpacks for a two-week period by visiting the lending desk on the first floor of the library.

Additional Library of Things items available to borrow include Chromebooks, computer media kits, mobile hotspots, portable power stations, and more.