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Travel Guide Serves Up
If you have the opportunity to travel alone or with companions this summer, please stay safe and be well prepared for your trips. Prevention Magazine provides free, lengthy travel guide, Destination: Healthy Travel, written by Liz Ozaist. Consumer Reports published a Travel safety: By air, land, and sea website in 2010 which still applies to domestic and international travel. For more tips, take a look at SafeTravelDotGov and the USA.gov website on Travel Safety.
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State Library Celebrates 50 Years as Official Federal Depository Library
On July 30, 1963 the Indiana State Library was named an official Regional Depository Library for Indiana. Although we’ve collected both State and Federal documents since Indiana was a territory, the official paperwork, signed by then-State Library Director Robert McClarren, established the library as a participant in the Federal Depository Library Program, or FDLP. The Depository Program is administered by the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). GPO is the clearinghouse where government documents are distributed to libraries around the country. The Indiana State Library is pleased to announce a reception to celebrate this milestone. Join us at the library on Thursday, July 25th as we recognize the history of the FDLP Program in Indiana.
Celebrate Park & Recreation Month Throughout July
The National Recreation and Park Association reminds us to get outside and enjoy local, state, and national parks in July. Since 1985, this month is celebrated as Park and Recreation Month. Find events across the nation, enter the photo contest, and show & share the love for U.S. parks and recreation. Explore the wonderful outdoors with the DNR’s Division of State Parks and Reservoirs and the National Park Service. For those who would like to plan a trip via Indiana trails and greenways, you can find an Indiana trail or trail group using lists from the Indiana Greenways Foundation.
Forestry Resources Offer Advice on Sylvan Issues
Purdue Extension, a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, released a new publication this summer, Trees and Storms, which is useful for homeowners with trees damaged by recent summer storms. Year-round tips and expert advice can be accessed for free at the Purdue Extension Home Education Store. Publications are organized by topic for easy searching. Check out other useful and free publications about the maintenance and care of urban trees here.
Tree City USA
These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a viable tree management plan and program. It is important to note that they were also designed so that no community would be excluded because of size.
You can find out if your city or town is a Tree City USA by clicking on the 2012 map.
NASA eBooks Offer Glimpses of the Great Unknown
Reading can be an adventure. It can take you distant lands, different times, and even into space! The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) now has e-books for you to read and share with your patrons. You can view the latest NASA e-books on your e-reader or personal computer. NASA’s e-books come in a variety of formats. You can download them on Sony Reader, Nook, or iPad. The books are also available in PDF files that can be read by almost all desktop computers. For more information about e-books, formats, and other questions about NASA’s e-books, visit their website. Happy reading!
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