Library books can help you dive into sports
Along with common summer time sports such as softball, tennis, golf, water sports and fishing, families can be active together in many inexpensive, close to home sports too. Whatever the sport, Hastings Public Library has materials available to help instruct and motivate those who want an active, fun summer.
The book “Sports: The Complete Visual Reference” by Francois Fortin shows what participants in sports do and how each sport works. Key movements are broken down into a series of illustrations of sports such as table tennis. Get the competitive edge with the skills and actions demonstrated in “The Book of Rules: A Visual Guide to the Laws of Every Commonly Played Sport and Game”.
Find more detail about sports you can play in your own backyard in the books “The Complete Book of Frisbee” by Victor A. Malafronte, “Sports Illustrated Badminton” by J. Frank Devlin and Rex Lardner and “Croquet: The Sport” by Jack R. Osborn. The book “The Ultimate Homeschool Physical Education Game Book” by Guy Bailey contains many active playground games and activities that can be adapted to a very small group of people.
Want to learn about inline skating, skateboarding or rollerblading? “Inline: A Manual for Beginning to Intermediate Inline Skating” by William Nealy, “Skateboarding: Check It Out” by Kristin Eck and “Wheel Excitement: The Official Rollerblade Guide To In-Line Skating From Beginner To Expert” by Neil Feineman should get you started. Walking might be simpler. Walking may lead to hiking and hiking may progress to backpacking and camping. Find out the safe way to be active in “Hiking & Backpacking: A Complete Guide” by Karen Berger and “Camping Made Easy: A Manual for Beginners with Tips for the Experience” by Michael Rutter. Plan, pack and go using “Woodall’s Great Places to Tent-Fun Things to Do”. Don’t forget your bike!
No reason to be bored as you plan summer activities with these and other sport books at the Hastings Public Library.