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December 2019

The Reading Garden

Work on the Harrison Public Library's Reading Garden has begun!  Next spring, it will enhance the 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 New York State.


The Reading Garden will host a variety of events for 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


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.


All these wonderful experiences require funds, though, for presenters, materials, and supplies, which are not covered by the library’s operating budget.