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NNLM Reading Club July 2024 Water book banner

It's summer; when people swim in lakes and pools, grow vegetable gardens, and mow their green lawns.

What do all these activities have in common? A reliance on water. 

In its purest form, water appears as a clean, nontoxic chemical liquid composed of hydrogen and oxygen (H2O). Source: PubChem 

But when it isn't pure, is it safe to drink, swim or bathe? And what if we have too much water? Or what if we don't have enough water? How do we stay safe and survive floods and droughts? If you have experienced any of these conditions, you know the importance of water. It is essential to life. 

So how do we maintain, consume, and preserve water for generations to come? Select an NNLM Reading Club book and get the conversation started.

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