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. For more information about Community Read, click here. For a full list of programs in Delaware County libraries, click here.


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. For complete details click here.




View Library Classes & Events

Thu May 6

Thu May 6

9:30 am
Radnor Memorial Library
Stories, songs, and movement activities to help your child engage with literature in a fun, social...
10:00 am
Darby Free Library
This 2021 Community read Event is sponsored by LONGWOOD GARDENS. This kit contains everything you...
10:00 am
Springfield Township Library
Children aged 3 ½ to 5 are invited to this interactive program in which we will sing, dance,...
10:00 am
Marple Public Library
Join us for a discussion of different topics each month.  This month we will discuss Cancel...