Work on the Harrison Public Library's Reading Garden begins this fall. Next spring, it will enhance your library experience by providing a quiet outdoor space for reading, relaxing, and communing with nature.
Construction of the Reading Garden has been funded by the Harrison Public Library, the town, and grants from the Harrison Public Library Foundation and NY State. But its future depends on your support!
The Reading Garden needs to be tended and cultivated, prepped in the spring and put to bed in the winter. Plantings will need to be replenished in the future. Furniture and fixtures require periodic maintenance to stay safe and comfortable.
Perhaps the most important need is funding for the exciting programs to be held in the garden. The Reading Circle will host a variety of events for both kids and adults. The planting beds will enable patrons to work with library staff to grow their own vegetables and flowers. The Discovery Table, Pollinators Garden, and Sensory Garden will host delightful programs for all ages. All these wonderful experiences require funds, though, for presenters, materials, and supplies that aren’t covered by the library’s already-stretched operating budget.