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7 Things to Do Outside at the Library

7 Things to Do Outside at the Library

The days are growing shorter and the temperatures cooler, but we still have a few weeks left of beautiful outside weather. Before winter forces us all indoors, drop by the Library to enjoy these outdoor activities on our grounds.

Read a poem on the sidewalk. The winning poems of the Zionsville Cultural District’s 2020 Sidewalk Poetry contest are stamped into the sidewalk on the north side of the Library near the corner of 6th Street and Locust Street. You can read Charlotte Bricker’s first-place poem “The Sun is Rising,” and Talia Diffendal’s second-place poem “The Aged Home.”

Sit on a bench to read a book. We have several benches near the 5th Street entrance where you can sit and read a while.

Invite a friend for a picnic. There are two picnic tables near the 5th Street entrance. The one on the northeast corner of the building is nestled into the Library gardens, while the other is closer to the center of the building on the east side.

Visit our fairy garden. Get up close to our fairy garden nestled near the arched windows on the east side of the building. You can see the fairy garden from the Tween area of the youth department, but while the weather is nice, head outside and set up a new play area for the Library fairies.

Watch the birds. Birds love our feeders, which are regularly filled by the Zionsville Nature Center staff. They’re located on the southeast corner of the building facing 5th Street.

Bring a blanket and sit under a golden canopy of Ash trees. The northwest corner of the Library grounds is beautiful this time of year.

Drop off your Library materials. You can always return your Library books and other materials to our outdoor book/audio visual drop boxes, located at the Beech Street exit of the 5th Street parking lot.