Enjoy the Great Outdoors With Walking, Books and Conversation

June 29, 2022 | By Baltimore County Public Library

Do you enjoy books and a nice walk outdoors? We might have the right opportunity for you! Monday, July 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., staff from both the Loch Raven Branch and the Adult and Community bookmobile will be enjoying a nice walk at a Cromwell Valley Park trail. We'll be discussing the book "What Happened to the Bennetts," by Lisa Scottoline, but please come and enjoy nature and engaging conversation even if you haven't read the book. We'll be meeting at the Willow Grove parking lot before we set out.

Benefits of Being Out in Nature

Spending time outdoors is a great way to escape the stress of everyday life. Dr. Susanne Preston, a Clinical Mental Health Counselor at South University in Virginia Beach says being outside and spending time in nature is good for a person’s mental health. “When individuals are exposed to natural sunlight, the vitamin D in their skin helps to elevate their moods,” says Preston. “Research has shown that spending time in nature has been associated with decreased levels of mental illness, with the strongest links to reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety, in addition to increased self-esteem."

Find Your Next Read

After the walk, if you'd like to browse the collection of the Adult and Community bookmobile, make sure to bring your library card or current photo ID. You'll be able to check out the next month's selection "Apples Never Fall," by Liane Moriarty, or any of the other materials on the bookmobile. You can also place holds to be delivered to your preferred library branch. Call 410-887-7586 or 410-887-4444 if you have questions.

Current Schedule of Walking, Books and Conversation

  • July 11 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.—"What Happened to the Bennets," by Lisa Scottoline
  • August 1 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.—"Apples Never Fall," by Liane Moriarty

Category: Collection and Materials