Reading garden is a new chapter for library

Friends of Holmes­burg Lib­rary mem­bers Donna Donat (left), Lisa Ku­c­in­skas and Donna Car­cel like the way the out­door read­ing garden looks, May 7, 2012, Phil­adelphia, Pa. (Tom War­ing)


The Friends of Holmes­burg Lib­rary, with a big as­sist from mem­bers of Dis­trict Coun­cil 21’s Glazi­ers Loc­al 252, has cre­ated a read­ing garden in the yard of the lib­rary, at 7810 Frank­ford Ave. (at Har­tel Av­en­ue).

Friends mem­ber Lisa Ku­c­in­skas, with help from her hus­band, Paul, weeded the ground, trimmed bushes and ar­ranged for 15 cu­bic yards of mulch to be de­livered to the lib­rary earli­er this month.

The dozen uni­on vo­lun­teers spread the mulch around in an area that also in­cludes trees, flowers, benches and sit­ting stones.

The vo­lun­teers were Matt Trza­ska, Su­zi Per­son, Steve Met­zger, Pat Car­roll, Rich Bern­er, Mike Kur­tz, Kyle Dolbo, Ry­an Adams, Tommylee McDade, Kev­in Kear­ney, Jim Riebow and Larry Hniedziejko.

The Friends group thanked the vo­lun­teers for their ef­fort by treat­ing them to pizza and drinks.

Later this spring and in­to the sum­mer, the Friends will spon­sor the fol­low­ing free activ­it­ies:

• E-mail Ba­sics for Adults. Thursday, June 7, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Jobs/Re­sume Prep for Adults. Thursday, June 14, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

• Mu­sic in the Stu­dio (teen age sum­mer read­ing kick­off pro­gram). Monday, June 18, 4 p.m.

• Pro­fess­or Bob In­ter­act­ive Sci­ence. Wed­nes­day, June 20, 6:30 p.m.

• The Amaz­ing Mr. Q’s Bal­loons & Ma­gic Show and Friends Fam­ily Night. Monday, Aug. 6, 6:30 p.m.

In ad­di­tion, people of all ages are wel­come to take part in a sum­mer read­ing make-and-take crafts activ­ity on Thursdays in Ju­ly at 3 p.m.

Mean­while, the Friends will hold a raffle for four Phil­lies tick­ets in the may­or’s box at Cit­izens Bank Park.

The game will take place on Fri­day, Ju­ly 6, against the At­lanta Braves.

Tick­ets cost $5, or three for $10. They will be for sale dur­ing the May 23, June 18 and June 20 pro­grams.

The win­ner will be no­ti­fied by phone on June 22.

For more in­form­a­tion, call 215-685-8756 or check out the Friends of Holmes­burg Lib­rary page on Face­book. ••


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