Community Read 2016

Community Read 2016

Join us as we partner with Longwood Gardens, local libraries, and other conservation organizations to bring you the 3rd Longwood Community Read initiative. The powerful idea of ‘one person to inspire many’ is the center of this year’s theme, featuring two inspiring titles, one for adults and one for children. Get the books and start reading today! 

Grandma Gatewood's Walk_Photo Courtesy of Longwood Gardens

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery

Grandma Gatewood’s Walk by Ben Montgomery traces the story of an unlikely heroine—a woman who, to escape personal struggles, in 1955, embarks on a journey of several thousand miles of rugged terrain…alone…without any equipment…at the age of 67.

On Meadowview Street_Photo Courtesy of Longwood Gardens

On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole

On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole  tells the story of a little girl, Caroline, who makes a connection with a small flower. That connection grows…and grows, transforming her new neighborhood.

How do I participate?

It’s easy! Get the book at your local library, read the books, and then join us on one or all of the programs listed below!

Wildflower Walk

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Spring Beauty

With Janet Ebert, Botanist

Saturday, May 7th from 9AM-12PM

Location: Bucktoe Creek Preserve (432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA 19311)

Learn about the important roles wildflowers play in the balance of our ecosystem as we explore Bucktoe for native wildflowers and a private reserve with surprise, mystery, native and exotic wildflowers. $5 for TLC members, $10 for non-members. Click here to register!

For the rest of our upcoming programs, click here!
For a complete listing of the Community Read programs, click here!