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Spring Into Nature With the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey

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Spring Into Nature With the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey

Celebrate Ag Day and Earth Day through a series of nature-inspired programs

Spring is the season that represents growth and brings new beginnings to our planet. With changes to the climate, and pollution at an all time high, it is more urgent than ever to learn how to protect the Earth and nurture nature. Explore nature with the Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) through a series of nature-inspired programs.

“It doesn’t get much more green than the public library,” said Meredith Hoyer, SCLSNJ youth services librarian. “The public library enables communities to share materials and reduce waste. Instead of 400 people buying 400 copies of a book, those same 400 people can share 20 copies of the same book. Our transition to digital content has exponentially strengthened that impact. SCLSNJ’s annual celebration of Earth Day gives us the opportunity to teach kids about the environmental benefit of public libraries and promotes green efforts elsewhere in the county, while also showcasing cool, earth-friendly entertainment like Bash the Trash.”

Program attendees will have the opportunity to connect with nature by exploring gardening, by crafting eco-friendly projects, and by learning more about the environment.

“Nature is all around us and the two programs presented by The Somerset County Park Commission will enable us to be more aware about the wonders of earth and nature, not just on Earth Day, but everyday,” said Fiona Kennedy, SCLSNJ adult programming coordinator,.

Discover nature-inspired programs:

National Ag Day Celebration (grades K-5)
March 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library Branch, located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville
Plant seeds in preparation of the coming warm months. Stay and watch “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” For more: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/532514.

Earth Day (ages 4-10)
April 18, 3:30-4 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Manville Library branch, located at 100 South 10th Avenue in Manville
Use cotton swabs to paint the earth and celebrate Earth Day. Registration required: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/574080.

Bash the Trash Presents: Library Bash (all ages)
April 19, 7-7:45 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Discover a musical world of science, sound, and sustainability. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bridgewater Library. Registration required: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/135319.

Backyard Birds (adults)
April 20, 2-3 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Join Ben Barkley, a naturalist from the Somerset County Park Commission, to learn the fundamentals of backyard bird watching. Registration required: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/404053.

Earth Day Fun (all ages)
April 21, 11-11:45 a.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Twp.
Listen to earth-friendly stories and create something new using recycled materials. No registration: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/644660.

Earth Day Celebration (ages 3-5)
April 27, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
SCLSNJ’s Somerville Library Branch, located at 35 West End Avenue in Somerville
Listen to earth-friendly stories and plant early spring vegetables in the Library’s garden box.
Registration required: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/541896.

The Healing Power of Plants (adults)
April 27, 2-3 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Bridgewater Library branch, located at 1 Vogt Drive in Bridgewater
Discover which of your backyard plants may have been part of your medicine cabinet 300 years ago. Presented by the Somerset County Park Commission. Registration required: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/410237.

Beauty on the Mountain: A History of Wagner Farm Arboretum (adults)
May 16, 7-8:30 p.m.
SCLSNJ’s Warren Twp. Library branch, located at 42 Mountain Boulevard in Warren Twp.
Explore the history of Wagner Farm Arboretum and learn about its endeavors to help the community experience our natural environment. Registration required: sclsnj.libnet.info/event/556017.

Visit SCLSNJ.org to learn more.

By | 2018-03-01T10:53:01+00:00 March 1st, 2018|SCLSNJ News|
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