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Spies Public Library

“Linda’s Garden”

A Children’s Garden

 

 

The Spies Public Library became the home of Linda’s Garden in 2003. This was a collaborative project between the Spies Public Library, the Master Gardeners Club of Wisconsin and the Anderson Family. The garden was a memorial to “Linda” a wife and mother who had passed away at an early age. In her lifetime, Linda had an insatiable passion for literature and gardening.

 

Linda’s Garden is a children’s garden that was created to trigger the natural curiosity of a child’s mind through literature and gardens. The garden is based on the following books: Paddle to the Sea by Holling Clancy Holling, Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein, Hiawatha by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and the Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter.   The Peter Rabbit garden is based on one of the most popular books for children ever published, and the first source of garden impression in early childhood. Many of the plants in this section of the garden are mentioned in the book. The Little Prairie Garden has meadow plants and plants native to the Great Lakes. One unique feature of the garden is the connection between the plants and the literary theme that is represented. Also, the garden is filled with attractions for children. Children love the fish in the water area and can play checkers on a stump painted with a checkerboard. They can peek into the carrot cubby and watch the carrots growing. The butterfly garden has chrysalis hanging and at the right moment the emerging of a butterfly! The garden is filled with many educational curiosities.  

 

The architectural firm, U.P Engineers and Architects professionally designed Linda’s garden with the suggestions of a committee composed of a variety of individuals from the community. The committee spent many hours researching children’s gardens to creatively combine the literary theme with gardening. Although the garden was professionally designed and constructed – the avenues were left open for future hands on opportunities with children. We have a “wish list” of future projects that will continue to foster the goal of Linda’s Garden which is to join the forces of gardening and literature to fuel a child’s curiosity and teach invaluable life lessons.

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 September 2011 13:49

 
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Early Literacy Nights!

presented by the

Spies Public Library

and the

Menominee County ISD

Great Parents, Great Start

 Early Literacy Council.

Tuesday Nights

will resume

October 17th, 2017 

 For kids 0-9 years old!

Everyone is welcome!

 

2017 Summer Reading Club

"Build A Better World"

*please note not all programs

are on Thursdays*

June

Thursday June 15th 6:30-8pm-Family Find A Book Night RSVP

Thursday June 22nd 9am-sign up day and Rockets;

(the first 100 kids get a free t-shirt)

Thursday June 29th 2pm-Michigan Science Center

July

July 6th-no program

Thursday July 13th 2pm-Mischief & Magic-magic and balloon animals

Thursday July 20th-Tom Pease; park at 11am and the library at 2pm

Monday July 24th 10am-Alex Thomas & Friends-puppets

Wednesday July 26th 6:30-8pm-Family Fort Night RSVP

 

August

Tuesday August 1st 4:30pm-Bubble Wonder;

This is part of the 1000BooksB4K

Tuesday August 8th 4:30-6:30pm-Adventure Course

fundraiser for Imagination Library;

10 stations inside the library and 3 more

outside, weather permitting

*This program has a small fee*

Thursday August 10th Summer Reading Club wrap up

party and  Volunteer appreciation party

All programs are free except the Adventure Course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIBRARY HOURS

MONDAY 9 - 5
TUESDAY  9 - 8
WEDNESDAY 9 - 8
THURSDAY 9 - 8
FRIDAY 9 - 5
SATURDAY 9 - 1
2017 HOLIDAY CLOSINGS
 

 

940 First Street
Menominee, MI  49858
906-863-3911  Desk
906-863-2900  Librarian
906-863-5000  Fax
800-649-3777  TDD#

 

in honor of 

Children's Book Week

we will celebrate

Grandparents

at story hours on

May 3rd and 4th at 10:30am.

 

Join us!!!!

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