Chester County Library’s 2022 Community Read Event with Longwood Gardens

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EXTON, PA — The Chester County Library System is partnering again with Longwood Gardens for the 2022 Community Read. This is the 8th Annual Community Read, a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and start a conversation. In 2022, Community Readers are encouraged to explore the concept of trees as nature’s great connectors, and how trees may help us gain insight into ourselves and our place in the world.

In the featured title, The Song of Trees, journey with David Haskell as he repeatedly visits a dozen trees in cities from Manhattan to Jerusalem, forests (Amazonian, North American, and boreal) and areas on the front lines of environmental change, including eroding coastlines, burned mountainsides, and war zones. In each place he shows how human history, ecology, and well-being are intimately intertwined with the lives of trees.

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For the youngest readers, learn the importance of taking care of the environment and each other as two young families in two very different parts of the world each plant a tree in We Planted a Tree, by Diane Muldrow.

Know a young person thinking about a career in tree science? Follow eight budding tree advocates through their career journeys and see firsthand what it takes to be a tree scientist in the graphic novel, Canopy Career Chronicles. In partnership with the Morton Arboretum, Canopy Career Chronicles provides resources and tips for getting started on your career exploration.

Chester County Library states it is looking forward to the kickoff of the 2022 Community Read and the numerous programs and events its libraries will sponsor. For more information check out Longwood Gardens’ website at education/community-read/community-read-2022.

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