Each “Literature in the Garden” class will be held the first Tuesday of each month at the library through December, 2023. (Excluding July when there will be no class.) Sign up for as many classes as you’d like, as each event is independent from the other. The classes are from 5 – 6 pm at the library at 307 Cornell St.
Although each class is geared toward 6 – 11 year olds, all family members are welcome to attend.
Each month the theme will focus on plants, gardens, and ecology. Each class will also include garden activities, creative expression and exploration. A book will be read to participants each month based on that month’s theme.
All we ask is that you RSVP before each class so we have enough chairs and materials for each person.
Please let us know how many people will be attending each class by calling the library at least 2 days prior to the class at 208-585-3931, text to 208-314-0528, email: email@example.com or stop by the front desk at the library.
Here are the themes and the books that will be read each month:
February 7 theme- Plant Needs, Book – The Gardener by Sarah Stewart
March 7 theme -Seeds, Book – Miss Maple’s Seeds by Eliza Wheeler
April 4 theme- Ecology, Book – Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney
May 2 theme – Planting a Garden, Book – A Place to Grow by Stephanie Bloom
June 6 theme – Transplants, Book – Badger’s Perfect Garden by Marsha Diane Arnold
July – NO CLASS
August 1 theme – Eco-Art, Book – Inch by Inch: The Garden Song by David Mallett
September 5 theme – Plant Parts, Book – Tops and Bottoms by Janet Stevens
October 3 theme – Environment, Book – Brother Eagle, Sister Sky by Susan Jeffers
November 7 theme – Insects, Book – Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt by Kate Messner
December 5 theme – Benefits of Plants, Book – Trees Make Perfect Pets by Paul Czajak
These classes are sponsored by the University of Idaho Extension Canyon County and are taught by Master Gardener volunteers. Thank you University of Idaho and the volunteers for leading these classes.