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Heckrodt Book Club

Connecting Nature & Literacy

Our little free library was established in spring of 2022.  The library is able to provide free books for visitors to enjoy and also allows visitors to leave books for others to enjoy.  This unique opportunity has created a space which strives for connecting nature and literacy.  Getting outside and being exposed to reading are some of the most important things for young children.  Reading allows us to be able to gain new information which helps us to explore and understand the world around us.

The Heckrodt Book Club:

In 2023, we expanded upon this offering and provide a themed program experience.  The Heckrodt Book Club will host seasonal public programs (that are free) and participants will be able to get a book that relates to the program topic.  Topics will include winter activities, getting outside in the spring, fishing, pond life, and tiny perfect nature things.

Upcoming Book Club Dates:

  • Candlelight Snowshoe Hike – January 20, 2024 (5:30-7:30pm)
  • Winter Birding Adventure- February 17th, 2024 (12:00- 2:00pm)
  • More events to come!

 Book Club Dates:

  • Snow Shoeing Adventure – January 20, 2023 (5:30-7:00pm)
  • Community First Free Fishing Day – June 3, 2023 (8-noon)
  • Nature Friends till Summers End – Pond Life- July 20, 2023 (9-10am)
  • Nature Friends till Summers End- Tiny Perfect Nature Things (bees) – August 24, 2023 (9-10am)

  • Heckrodt Prairie Hootenanny-  Finding Wild- September 9, 2023 (Noon-3pm)
  • Owl Prowl Night Hike- November 10th, 2023 ( 6:00-7:30 p.m.)




Special Thanks to our program sponsors:



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