Created by Bob Helmbrecht, collection development librarian
International Bat Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on April 17. The day was started by the organization Bat Conservation International as a way to help raise awareness of the value of bats. While many people are afraid of bats, they are an important part of a healthy ecosystem, both as pollinators and consumers of insects.
You can learn more about bats, and about supporting them, in a number of books in the Library’s collections: