Kids learned about gardens, composting and even planted flowers last week at Mentor Public Library.
It was dirty work, but it sure was fun.
First the children learned about what they could and couldn’t put in a compost pile by playing compost bingo.
Then the kids decorated hanging baskets and planted flowers in them.
While planting they learned about different kind of gardens—flower, vegetable, heirloom, urban and more.
In addition to their flower pots, kids also took home corn and carrot seeds and onion bulbs they can plant.
This was our way of introducing the kids to gardening and the bigger world of botany. Botany is just one of the branches of science we’ll be learning about during our summer reading program, Fizz, Boom, Read. You can start signing up for Fizz, Boom, Read on May 31. This year, a lot of our programs have a scientific theme. And, as always, you can win a lot of cool prizes—just for reading.
For more information on Mentor Library’s summer reading program, call 440-255-8811 or visit your nearest branch.