As leaves change colors, several resources are available for planning leaf watching adventures on the road and at home. Fall in North Georgia is a popular time for visiting natural wonders, hiking, fairs and festivals, and other special activities in Cobb County and beyond.

The Cobb County Public Library System’s Adult and Juvenile collections include several items on leaves and the fall season.  Demand is high for many of the books about fall, especially books for young kids.

AwesomeAutumnPopular juvenile titles include Awesome autumn by Bruce Goldstone, Leaf trouble by Jonathan Emmett, and Fall by Siân Smith. New items include Fall leaves, a picture book by Loretta Holland and illustrator Elly MacKay.

For adults, new items in the CCPLS collection include Trees of Eastern North America by Gil Nelson, Christopher J. Earle and Richard Spellenberg. Hiking Atlanta’s hidden forests intown and out by Jonah McDonald is a new book added to the books on hiking in Georgia in the Adult Collection. Among the magazines in the digital Zinio collection in CCPLS’ E-Library are Backpacker and Outside.

Several ParkPass kits for free admission to Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites are offered by Cobb libraries. Expect demand for ParkPass kits to grow in the coming weeks.

“When will the leaves change?”: To track the changing colors, try these resources:

  • Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites’ 2014 Leaf Watch featuring information online about this season’s autumn leaves, especially in the mountains.
  • The U.S. Forest Services’ Fall Colors 2014 pages feature details about the season and sections on National Forests, including Chattahoochee and Oconee in Georgia. The site includes Brasstown Bald webcams showing live views from Georgia’s highest peak.
‘Awesome’ Leaf Watching Resources for All Ages @ your Cobb libraries