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June is National Oceans Month

underwater ocean

June is National Oceans Month and June 8 is World Oceans Day. This is all about protecting our oceans! Unfortunately, ocean waters are in danger from climate change and pollution, but we can all help. The library has books and movies to learn more about how awesome our oceans are, and you can find more information about what you can do to help keep them clean!

Books about oceans and ocean conservation available for curbside pickup:

Destroying the Oceans by Sarah Levete

Eyewitness Ocean by Miranda MacQuitty

First Big Book of the Ocean by Catherine D. Hughes

Make A Splash! by Cathryn Berger Kaye

A Kid’s Guide to Protecting Our Oceans, Lakes, Rivers & Wetlands

Maps of the World’s Oceans by Enrico Lavagno

An Illustrated Children’s Atlas to the Seas and All the Creatures and Plants That Live There

The Mess That We Made by Michelle Lord

Ocean and Sea by Steve Parker

One Day on Our Blue Planet …in the Ocean by Ella Bailey

Place holds through the Library’s website at or by emailing or calling 330-259-3399.

eBooks available for instant download:

Discover the Oceans by Lauri Berkenkamp and Chuck Forsman

Ocean: the Definitive Visual Guide by DK

The Ocean World Paul Dichter

Part of the Finding Dory series

Hoopla has a large collection of ebooks about oceans and marine life. Click here to see more ocean titles available.

Videos about oceans and ocean life available for instant download from Hoopla:

Amazing Ocean

The Last Ocean

Ocean Predators

Children’s Aquarium: Finding The Real Nemo & Dory


Since we all can’t get to an ocean or even an aquarium to see ocean animals for ourselves right now, here are some aquariums that offer virtual tours and live video feeds of their aquatic animals:


Georgia Aquarium

Multiple live cams, including beluga whales, sea otters, sea lions and piranha

Monterey Bay Aquarium 

Live cams of multiple exhibits, including jellyfish, sea turtles and sharks


National Aquarium 

Virtual Tour or Live Feed from the National Aquarium in Baltimore


Find more information about World Oceans Day and National Oceans Month at the following sites:

World Oceans Day – official site

World Oceans Day – National Geographic Kids

Oceans Month – National Aquarium