All Henrico County Public Library services, including contactless holds pickup, will be closed Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day.
Library buildings are closed until further notice. We are offering contactless holds pickup, new online programs and storytimes, digital library cards,
and more. Details here.

Nature Exploration Kits & Birding Backpacks

Feed your child's curiosity by learning about the outdoors as you explore. These circulating sets are great for children and caregivers of all ages.

Backpacks can be checked out for 14 days. Call your local library for more information, or visit the catalog to place a hold on the backpack of your choice.

Nature Exploration Kits


Backpacks contain:

  • Parking Pass for free parking/entrance to all Virginia State Parks
  • Pocket Naturalist guides:
    • Bugs and Slugs
    • Animal Tracks
    • Virginia Birds
    • Mammals
    • Virginia Trees & Wildflowers
  • Port-A-Bug Field Observation Container
  • Magnifying Lens
  • Dip Net
  • Laminated activity cards

Visit the catalog to place a hold on a Nature Exploration Kit.

Birding Backpacks


Backpacks contain:

  • Pair of child-size binoculars
  • Assorted picture books about birds and birdwatching
  • Easy-to-use field guide of Eastern birds
  • Laminated activity cards

The Birding Backpack also comes with a starter Birding Life List of your very own to keep, with information on Henrico parks located on the Virginia Birding and Wildlife Trail. You can also download and print your own copy.

Visit the catalog to place a hold on a Birding Backpack.

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