Saturday was all about tots and trees at 19 Kingsbury. Working with some of our local writers, we invited our Toddlers To Go families to stop by for a special morning. Each family received an American Mountain Ash with instructions how to plant and care for it. Miss Rebecca, who has been nurturing the young trees the last several weeks, made tree journals for families to keep track of their tree’s growth. The front of the journal showed a “finger” print of tree rings and the children were invited to dip a finger in some ink and put their prints on the journal’s cover.
Miss Ali, who facilitates the library's writing group, printed original poems on packets of
wildflower seeds that were distributed to the children to take home and
plant. Rounding out the “take homes”
were honey sticks, because we all know how important bees are to our
environment and two books. One of the
books was Biscuit Flies a Kite,
donated by the Gehring family. As Miss Rebecca pointed out, trees have been known to reach out and grab high flying
kites. I like to think the trees are giving a gentle hug to wayward kites and sometimes just don't want to let go!
Later this summer, the library will be installing a Poetry Walk on the library grounds. The walk will feature original work placed throughout the library park for people to read and enjoy. To be announced, will be a public reading of the poetry when the authors will be on hand to read their work and share their inspiration for each piece. We are working with Jill Fredericks @ Sportee Designs on the installation which has been funded by a mini grant from the Mohawk Valley Library System.
As the COVID Cootie sent our in-house toddler program off the rails in March 2020, thanks to the generosity of the Gehring family and the professionals at the USPS we have been able to maintain our connection with our tiny pals. This morning to see some pals in person was an absolute thrill for Miss Marge and myself.
Toddlers who have been participating in the Spring session of Toddlers to Go and received notice of Saturday's event but were unable to attend are invited to stop by the library this week and pick up a tree. Miss Marge is in charge of keeping them watered until they move to their new homes.
Finally, speaking of trees, our glorious Catalpa has started to bloom with her sweet-smelling white blossoms. They don’t last long, so plan a trip down Kingsbury to catch a glimpse of her beauty.
Young trees finding new homes
Thank you Miss Rebecca and Miss Donna for spending part of your morning with us.