Library Opens Door to Adventure
- Adventure rider and library staffer Nick Grenoble seeks out roads – make that back roads – less traveled. An avid backpacker, Nick first explored many of the nation’s forests and wild places on foot. Then he turned to two wheels to cover more ground.
- “You can see three mountain ranges in a day,” Nick says of the increasingly popular sport of adventure riding, or touring out-of-the-way places by motor bike.
- Thanks to Teton County Library’s many resources, Nick can find even the most obscure titles to spark ideas for future travels or enjoy as armchair adventures. Nick frequently requests books and magazines through the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) program, which opens the door to collections from libraries across the U.S.
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- Did you know that in India most people don’t use forks and eat with their right hand instead? Or that 36 of every 100 Mexicans have internet?
- Take a virtual trek around the world. Explore cultures and customs in countries around the world with this free, online resource for world travelers. Get up-to-date information on global cultures including photos, videos, recipes, currency converters and more.
- ·Visit http://www.tclib.org/learn
- ·Click “View All Databases”
- ·Enter library card number and PIN
- ·Find “Encyclopedias & Dictionaries,“ then click on CultureGrams
- CultureGrams features a kid-specific section, US and Canadian highlights and more than 200 countries from around the world. The Kids Edition includes a pdf of teaching activities for each country.