Longwood Gardens Community Read


This winter and spring we join local libraries and community partners for the eighth year of Longwood Gardens Community Read! This year, we ask readers to discover how one finds a passion for nature and explore what can become of that spark. The two books this year are:

Ruby's Birds by Mya Thompson, for children.
The Home Place: Memoirs of a Colored Man’s Love Affair with Nature by J. Drew Lanham, for teens and adults. 

Participating Delaware County libraries will hold programs in the coming months based on the Community Read books. Find both books at your local library by clicking on the highlighted titles above. Find more information about Community Read here. A full list of programs in Delaware County libraries is located in our event calendar.

 

Teen Art Contest

Get inspired by the Longwood Gardens Community Read for teens and submit your own weird plant artwork to Delaware County Libraries’ Teen Art Contest. Find complete details here.

 

 

 

View Library Classes & Events

Tue Sep 28

Tue Sep 28

10:00 am
Yeadon Public Library
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Yeadon Public Library
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Springfield Township Library
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10:00 am
Newtown Public Library
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