Monthly Archives: July 2013

Landscaping combines reading with artwork; application for science

20 July 2013

The library has been charged with landscaping the north end of the village hall building.

In keeping with the 2013 theme for summer reading, “Dig into Reading”, the children, youth, and adults of Broadwater considered a plan for landscaping the north side and the west side north of the sidewalk of the Village Hall building.

We considered what we know about the area – its hardiness zone for plants, along with the drought tolerance of plants, in selecting plants. We discussed why it is that the north side of any building or object only gets indirect sun because of the earth’s axial tilt as it orbits the sun. We talked about how cold it gets in the winter, how hot in the summer, and how much (or little) rainfall we get locally. We read books, talked to adults present who have done gardening in the local area who have experience with what grows and what does not grow, and what we have heard about local plants from others who have grown them – successfully or unsuccessfully.

We measured the outside of the building, and looked at it for what would be pleasing to the eye, as well as to considerations for how the plants’ roots might grow.

One of the youngsters in attendance suggested that we might like a red, white, and blue color scheme. When combined with the plants, seeds, cuttings, bulbs, and roots that we know to be available in the area, this seems like a striking idea!

In about 90 minutes, we have a plan! There is more to do on the plan, but the basics of the drawing and idea are in place, as well as measurements.

Library Board Meeting

12 July 2013

The next meeting of the Broadwater Public Library Board will be held on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Broadwater Village Hall. The callendar erroneously had this dated July 22. We appologize for any inconvenience.

Dig into reading as we learn to knit

4 July 2013

The summer reading and children’s storytime continues this Saturday, July 6th, at 11:00 a.m.

Last week, we asked those in attendance what sorts of crafts they would like to do. Learning to knit was something that they wanted to do. So, this week, we will show some of the very basics for beginners on how to knit. Yarn and a limited number of pairs of knitting needles will be provided. People of all ages are invited. Another activity will be offered for those who do not want to learn to knit, or are too young.

We will also Dig Into Reading this week by reading from Rocks and Minerals by Kathryn Whyman, as well as some of the materials on local geology.
We hope to have a geologist who studied local geology, in the White River Formation just south of Broadwater give a short talk on the local rock formations and minerals… and how all of this sand got here.

Please watch this short video about how you can Dig Into Reading PSA.