April 22 marks Earth Day but for Bookmans one day of activism does not cut it. There are too many awesome ways to celebrate that we have an Earth Month. Bookmans Flagstaff kicked things off with a visit from The Flagstaff Sustainability Program Where we learned how to have a more eco-friendly and sustainable home.

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Read to Me Story Time focused on the environment with friends like Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus teaching us how plants and flowers grow. We got to know our friend in the southwest, the javelina. Whatever you do, don’t call him pig. No story received as much love and attention from our little readers as Shel Silversteins The Giving Tree. All was quiet and still as we read together this story of a boy and the tree who loved him. We learned what an amazing gift a tree truly is as we swung from her branches, made crowns from her leaves and were happy.


The celebration continued with a Lorax party at the end of the month. The Kids Corner was transformed as truffula trees sprouted in all directions and the community gathered to watch the film adaptation of this classic work by the legendary Dr. Seuss. Each guest got to be a Lorax for the day, creating masks complete with a fluffy mustache. Using bio-degradable pots we planted our own truffula trees to take home. The movie ended and little Loraxes packed up their things to go home. One girl exclaimed, “Best day ever!” as others sang with the ending credits.


We like to think we speak for the trees and everyday we strive to be more environmentally friendly, but there is always room for improvement. Because unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better it’s not.