Dartmouth Barnes & Noble Hosts Bookfair to Benefit Lloyd Center for the Environment – Saturday, October 13

Oct 5, 2018

Support the Lloyd Center for the Environment at Barnes & Noble in Dartmouth, MA. In an effort to raise funds for their environmental science programs held in schools in New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth, and throughout Massachusetts, the Lloyd Center is working together with Barnes & Noble Booksellers by hosting a Bookfair at the Barnes & Noble Dartmouth Towne Center Store.

The Lloyd Center for the Environment will hold several events and programs at Barnes & Noble during the Bookfair. These events will include a presentation and up-close owl encounter of the Center’s resident screech owl Koko, a costume contest, Halloween crafts, and more.
This event is free and open to the public.

Barnes & Noble will contribute a percentage of every sale made on October 13 to the Lloyd Center for the Environment. Vouchers are available online or by simply mentioning you’re supporting the Lloyd Center when you check-out at the register. You can also support the Lloyd Center by shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs from Saturday, October 13 to Thursday, October 18 and include the Bookfair voucher ID #12402400 on the payment page during checkout.

In addition, you can copy, print, email, and share the vouchers with your friends and family anywhere in the country and encourage them to shop at their local Barnes & Noble store. If you are unable to make it to the Bookfair on Saturday, October 13, vouchers will be accepted through Thursday, October 18.

The Barnes & Noble Bookfair will help the Lloyd Center in two ways. First, a percentage of Bookfair sales will underwrite the Center’s environmental science programs. Second, the Lloyd Center staff will be able to create a wish list of titles to enhance their library collection. Bookfair supporters may choose books from an in-store wish list display to purchase for the Center’s library.

The holidays are just around the corner. Please help support the Lloyd Center by shopping at Barnes & Noble in the Dartmouth Towne Center located at 392 State Road in Dartmouth on Saturday, October 13 by mentioning the Lloyd Center or shopping online at www.bn.com/bookfairs.

For more information, contact Lloyd Center Outreach Educator Erika Fernandes at erika@lloydcenter.org, 508-990-0505 x18.


The Lloyd Center for the Environment, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, founded in 1978 and situated with its headquarters and spectacular nature preserve overlooking the scenic Slocum River estuary, has achieved a well-earned reputation for excellence in environmental research and education. Through its innovative outreach programs, it has established itself as a highly regarded leader in the ongoing effort to raise awareness of the area’s fragile coastal resources and the importance of protecting them.

The Center’s 82-acre property offers over five miles of walking trails, the “Bridge to Discovery” dock on the Slocum River, vernal pools, oak-hickory forest, freshwater wetlands, salt marsh, estuary views, and is home to two injured raptors (a screech owl and red-shouldered hawk).

Although currently closed for renovations, the Visitor Center will be open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays, and on Sundays, June - September, free of charge, when it reopens to the public. There, aquarium exhibits offer unique views of live freshwater and saltwater species of fish and other marine critters.

The Center is also home to a fascinating collection of live local reptiles, amphibian and fish species. At the always popular touch-tank, youngsters learn the hands-on joy of socializing with gentle spider crabs, elusive minnows, sea stars (starfish), whelks, hermit crabs, periwinkles and mussels.

The top-floor Osprey Room Observatory, with its magnificent views of the Elizabeth Islands and Buzzards Bay, has been designated by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs as one of the Commonwealth’s top-fifteen “Special Places”. Through telescopes there, one can get a close-up view of formerly endangered Ospreys, and their chicks, nesting on platforms erected by members of the Center’s research staff.

Trails are open from dawn to dusk, seven days a week. The Lloyd Center for the Environment is located at 430 Potomska Road, Dartmouth, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.lloydcenter.org or call 508-990-0505.