Backyard Birdwatching

With many of us sheltering at home, the beauties of the outdoors are fast being rediscovered, explored, and appreciated anew. The Spring Bird Migration is underway and you need to look no further than your own backyard for entertainment… Enjoy this collection of birdwatching resources provided by our very own Adult Services Librarian, Mary!

Mary's Picks — Birdwatching Resources

Jeff Reiter's "Words on Birds"

For local birdwatching reports, identification and feeding suggestions, I heartily recommend Daily Herald columnist, Jeff Reiter’s Words on Birds

Cornell Labs — All About Birds

Caught a glimpse of a bird you’ve never seen? Check out the Cornell Labs site All About Birds for wonderful colorful photos and an excellent bird ID and bird behavior guide. Your go-to guide for birds and bird watching it also features a wide assortment of bird feeders and nest cams.

Decorah Eagle Cams

For treetop views of nesting bald eagles check out the Decorah Eagle Cams! Features a nest-eye view of a pair of bald eagles and their offspring near a Trout Hatchery at Decorah, IA. Including many fascinating eagle facts!

Book & Plant Sidewalk Sale


  • Saturday, May 14 | 9:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. 

Calling all book & plant lovers and bargain hunters! Join us for a special outdoor, socially-distanced, Library book sale. We will also have a limited selection of flowers and vegetable plants and houseplants available for purchase. Browse through fiction and non-fiction titles, children’s and teen books, and more. Everyone is invited!

Weather permitting, this event will take place outdoors in front of the Library. In the event of inclement weather, the sale will be moved indoors