This winter and spring we join local libraries and community partners for the fourth year of Longwood Gardens Community Read!
Delaware County Libraries, a participant in Community Read since the program began in 2014, is excited for the 2017 program as it coincides with the grand reopening of Longwood Gardens revitalized Main Fountain Garden.
Pierre S. du Pont, founder of Longwood Gardens, first turned on the Main Fountain Gardens in 1931 after spending nearly 20 years designing and building them. The Main Fountain Gardens have been under extensive renovations for nearly two years and are set to open this spring.
The reopening of the gardens made choosing the Community Read book an easy decision. For the entire family, Longwood Gardens has chosen The Way Things Work Now by award-winning author, illustrator, and “Master Explainer” David Macaulay.
Longwood Gardens has also chosen Rosie Revere, Engineer as the Community Read book for our youngest readers. Written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts, this is the story of Rosie, a little girl with dreams of becoming a great engineer.
Participating Delaware County Libraries will hold programs over the next few months based off of the Community Read books. Find both books at your local Delaware County library by clicking on the highlighted titles above. At each program, Longwood Gardens will donate free passes for those in attendance! For a full list of programs across the region click here.
Programs at Delaware County Libraries:
Ridley Park Public Library
107 E Ward St.
Ridley Park, PA 19078
Kit available to be checked out by patrons beginning April 1st
Sharon Hill Public Library
246 Sharon Ave.
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Call 610-586-3993 to register
The Way Things Work Now Afternoon Book Club
Media-Upper Providence Free Library
1 E. Front St.
Media, PA 19063
Currently full, but if interested call Robin at 610-892-0640
LET'S FLY Based on the book Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Darby Free Library
1001 Main Street
Darby, PA 19023
To register, call the library at 610-586-7310