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:

March 21st
Kids Klub, Jr.

Norwood Public Library
513 Welcome Ave.
Norwood, PA 19074
To register, call 610-534-0693 or email nocsd@delcolibraries.org

March 22nd
Krafty Kids Klub, Grades 3-5

Norwood Public Library
513 Welcome Ave.
Norwood, PA 19074
To register, call 610-534-0693 or email nocsd@delcolibraries.org

March 26th
Rosie Revere, Engineer: Young Inventors!

Media-Upper Providence Free Library
1 E. Front St.
Media, PA 19063
Register online

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 6th
The Way Things Work Now Book Club
Middletown Free Library
21 N. Pennell Road
Lima, PA 19037
To register, call 610-566-7828 or visit our site

April 8th
Be Creative!!!

Sharon Hill Public Library
246 Sharon Ave.
Sharon Hill, PA 19079
Call 610-586-3993 to register

April 20th
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

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

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