a movie poster for the jungle book

Staff from your Monroe County Public Library recommend some of their favorites from the collection.

What: “FernGully: The Last Rainforest” (1992)

Why: Every Earth Day, people are reminded of their responsibility in stewarding the resources given to them. “FernGully” to this day remains one of the most relevant and effective arguments for conservationism. Essentially the film James Cameron redressed and called “Avatar,” it offers the same message and same outsider’s journey, but with one extra key ingredient: Robin Williams. Williams recorded his role as Batty before taking the world by storm as the Genie in “Aladdin” a few months later, and he brings that same manic energy here. And with rumors of a live-action remake on the horizon, what better time to catch up?

Where: This movie is available as a DVD from the Monroe County Public Library system.

How: You can browse and request DVDs online by logging in to your account at To view our collection of streaming movies and TV, go to and set up an account with your library card. If you don’t have a card, you can visit your local branch or register online to get one. Questions?

Recommended by: Kelvin Cedeño, library assistant, Islamorada library