Chester County Library System: 2022 Community Reading with Longwood Gardens

November 19, 2021

The Chester County Library System is delighted to partner again with Longwood Gardens for Community Reading 2022. This is the 8th Annual Community Reading – a program designed to encourage reading for fun and start a conversation . In 2022, we encourage our community readers to explore the concept of trees as great connectors to nature, and how trees can help us better understand ourselves and our place in the world.

In our featured title, The song of the trees, travels 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 frontlines of environmental change, including coasts eroding, scorched mountain sides and war zones. In each place, it shows how human history, ecology and well-being are intimately linked to the life of trees.

For our younger 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.

Do you know a young person who is considering a career in tree science? Follow eight budding tree advocates on their professional journeys and see firsthand what it takes to be a tree scientist in the graphic novel, Canopy Career Columns. In partnership with the Arboretum de Morton, Canopy Career Columns provides resources and tips to get you started in exploring your career.

We look forward to the launch of Community Reading 2022 and the many programs and events our libraries will be sponsoring. For more information, see their website:

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