Longwood Gardens Community Read

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:

April 1st
Engineering Kit

Ridley Park Public Library
107 E Ward St.
Ridley Park, PA  19078
Kit available to be checked out by patrons beginning April 1st

April 22nd
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

April 27th
Be an Engineer with 
Rosie Revere, Engineer
Collingdale Public Library
823 MacDade Blvd.
Collingdale, PA 19023
No registration required.

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