Nottoway County Public Library System


Nature Backpacks - Nottoway County Public Library System

Your library now offers a new way for you to learn about nature - take the hands on approach! Borrow a backpack from any of our branches, and spend some time enjoying the state parks, observing and learning at the same time.

backpack and contents

Each Nature Backpack includes:

  • Parking pass for free parking/entrance to all Virginia State Parks
  • Pocket Naturalist Guides to: Edible Wild Plants, Medicinal Plants of the Eastern Woodlands, Weather
  • Port-A-Bug container
  • Dip net for catching fish or butterflies
  • Compass
  • Tarp and paracord
  • Binoculars
  • Star Maps
  • Activities suggestions

How It Works

  • Contact your branch to check the availability of backpacks.
  • Nature Backpacks are checked out for two weeks and cannot be renewed.
  • All contents must be returned. In the event of missing components, your library card account will be charged the replacement value of the item(s).


This is program is funded and made possible by the Library of VirginiaThe Science Museum of Virginia, the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Virginia State Parks.



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