Somerset County Freeholder Peter Palmer Will Read to Children for National Ag Day
(Somerset County, NJ: February 16, 2017) Freeholder Director Peter Palmer has announced that he will visit Somerset County Library System of New Jersey’s Bound Brook Memorial and Hillsborough Library branches to celebrate National Agriculture (Ag) Day this March.
National Ag Day recognizes and celebrates the abundance provided by agriculture. 2017 marks the 44th annual National Ag Day and, together with the Somerset County Agriculture Development Board and Freeholder Palmer, SCLSNJ will mark the occasion with two family-friendly programs for the community.
On March 4, 10:30 a.m. – noon at SCLSNJ’s Hillsborough Library branch and March 21, 7-8 p.m. at SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial Library branch, Freeholder Palmer will read a fun farm-related story. Program participants will then paint mural boards representing this year’s Ag Day theme: “Food For Life.” The Somerset County Agriculture Development Board staff will assemble the completed boards into raised bed vegetable planters which will be located throughout Somerset County, including SCLSNJ’s Bound Brook Memorial and Hillsborough Library branches. The harvest will be donated to local food banks.
Registration is requested to attend these programs presented by the Somerset County Agriculture Development Board. For more information or to register, visit SCLSNJ.org or contact your local SCLSNJ library branch.
About Somerset County Library System of New Jersey
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) partners with you to connect, to explore, to share and to discover. Together we enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Rocky Hill at Mary Jacobs Memorial Library, Somerville, Warren Township, and Watchung. Additionally, there are two SCLSNJ reading stations in Branchburg and Washington Valley. Visit SCLSNJ.org for further information about library services offered at SCLSNJ.