Cumberland County Libraries Join Longwood Gardens 2022 Community Reading

Book and tree lovers in Cumberland County are encouraged to participate in Longwood Gardens Community Reading, a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and to start a conversation.

In 2022, the library system asks readers to explore the concept of trees as great connectors to nature and as a way for us to better understand ourselves and our place in the world, according to a press release. , which continues:

In the featured title, The song of the trees, travel with David Haskell as he repeatedly visits a dozen trees in cities from Manhattan to Jerusalem, forests (Amazon, North American and Boreal) and areas on the front lines of environmental change, including coastlines eroded mountainsides, scorched mountainsides 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 youngest readers, learn the importance of caring for the environment and each other as two young families in two very different parts of the world each plant a tree in the book.Planted a tree by Diane Muldrow.

Finally, if you know a youngster considering a career in tree science, follow eight budding tree advocates through their professional journeys and find out what it takes to be a tree scientist in the graphic novel “Canopy Career Chronicles”. In partnership with the Morton Arboretum, “Career Chronicles at Canopy” provides resources and advice to start your career exploration.

“Cumberland County Public Libraries has a strong partnership with Longwood Gardens through community reading,” said Carolyn Blatchley, executive director of the library system. “This year’s book selections are engaging. We even have “The Song of Trees” in eBook and eAudio.

You can view all of these books at your local Cumberland County library. Visit for a complete listing of special Longwood Gardens Community Reading Programs taking place at Cumberland County Libraries in Spring 2022.


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