The Peterborough Public Library celebrates the opening of its new Native Plant Garden on June 18, 2022 with the Peterborough & Area Master Gardeners.

The Master Gardeners will be on-site in the Library Commons from 10 am to noon to answer your toughest gardening questions and to celebrate the opening of our new native plant garden.

Families can also register for the 2022 TD Summer Reading Club, Canada’s biggest, bilingual summer reading program for kids of all ages (0-12), interests and abilities. Registrants will receive a free kit with fun surprises to encourage summer reading. The first 100 registrants will receive a TD Tree Box to grow your own spruce tree!

While you’re at the Library you can also:

  • check out one of the Library’s Summer StoryWalks®:  Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel, courtesy of the TD Summer Reading Club.
  • shop the Friends of the Library Children’s Book Sale from 10 am to 2 pm in the FOL Community Room. This is their first sale since 2019.

The Library Commons Garden is planted with species that are native or are near natives of the Nogojiwanong (Peterborough) area. Native plants are part of our local ecology and are crucial to supporting insects, pollinators, birds, and other local wildlife.

By creating this refuge for biodiversity, the Garden brings nature into the heart of the City for the benefit of the whole community.

The Library Commons Garden is created in partnership with the Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners and the Peterborough Public Library. Peterborough and the Kawarthas Association of Realtors (PKAR) sponsored Peterborough and Area Master Gardeners for their work on the Library Commons Garden.

The Library Commons, sponsored by LLF Lawyers, is the public space next to the Peterborough Public Library which includes Patrick Lee’s sculpture ‘Your Story’.