Longwood Gardens Community Read

This winter and spring we join local libraries and community partners for the ninth year of Longwood Gardens Community Read! This year, we ask readers to explore the concept of trees as nature’s great connectors. The three books this year are:

We Planted a Tree by Diane Muldrow, for children.
Canopy Career Chronicles by the team from Morton Arboretum, for teens
The Songs of Trees: Stories From Nature's Great Connectors by David George Haskell, for adults. 

Participating Delaware County libraries will hold programs in the coming months based on the Community Read books. Find all three 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.

Image from Longwood Gardens

Teen Art Contest

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




View Library Classes & Events

Fri Jan 21

Fri Jan 21

(All day)
Marple Public Library
Our snowpeople are all dressed up as their favorite book characters! How many can you name? Come in...
(All day)
Upper Darby Township/Sellers Library – Sellers Memorial Branch
Join us as we celebrate penguins! National Penguin Day is January 20 and we are inviting you to...
(All day)
Springfield Township Library
Interested in helping to create a sticker mosaic? The final image will not be revealed until it is...
(All day)
J. Lewis Crozer Library
From Wednesday, January 12th, through Saturday, January 22nd, the J. Lewis Crozer Library will be...