Sno-Isle Libraries:  Use the Library to Connect with Nature!

Sno-Isle Libraries provide bountiful opportunities for deepening your enjoyment of the great outdoors. Here are some ways to use the library to grow your relationship with nature.

Borrow a Discover Pass

The Discover Pass is your ticket to paradise! Access millions of acres of gorgeous state parks and wildlife areas across Washington state. Borrow a pass for one whole week! Check out a pass at your community library or reserve one online. Visit the Discover Pass website ( to learn more about the many beautiful places you can visit.

Join us for walks, nature talks, and more

Check out our events calendar to learn about exhilarating nature-themed experiences you can attend, including:

  • Library walks: Sign up for one of our docent-guided tours in beautiful natural settings like Ebey’s Trail (June 27), Possession Sound Preserve (July 12), Strawberry Point (July 27), and Double Bluff Beach (Aug. 15).
  • Nature events: Learn about orca whales, extreme weather, lava flows, bears, salmon, wolves, and more with our nature-related discussions and activities.

Calling all gardening enthusiasts

  • The Wise Gardener Book Group: Attend a meeting with your fellow green thumbs at 6 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Clinton Community Hall. Each month, we focus on different themes like Garden Arts (June) and Rewilding & Restorative Gardening (August).

Nature resources and book lists

Sno-Isle Library cardholders have access to excellent gardening and nature databases, including:

  • Gardening Tips and Know-How: Explore topics including soil management, propagation, watering, and pest management. Access over 3.6 million articles from journals and reference books with Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture.
  • Take up Birding: Discover comprehensive life histories for all bird species and families with Birds of the World.
  • Explore the animal world: Identify and learn about more than 4,000 species with Grzimek’s Animal Life.

No matter what information you seek, there’s a good book about it. Browse the Sno-Isle Libraries website for book lists on subjects like Grown in the Pacific Northwest, Let’s Go Beachin’, Pacific Northwest Family Hikes, and so much more. And don’t forget! You can always ask a librarian for recommendations specific to your interests.

To learn more about nature resources at the library, visit or speak to a librarian at your local library.