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Libraries & gardens : growing together

Author: Carrie Scott Banks; Cindy Mediavilla
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Despite their natural kinship, very little has been written about libraries and their gardens, even though gardens have been an important part of the library landscape for more than a century. This book not only introduces library gardens into the professional conversation; it also celebrates the role of gardens in today's libraries. Many of these sites have won national as well as local awards, and all accomplish  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carrie Scott Banks; Cindy Mediavilla
ISBN: 9780838918555 0838918557
OCLC Number: 1083701350
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xi, 138 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: A brief history of libraries and gardens --
Demonstration gardens in libraries --
Learning in library gardens --
Community engagement --
Library garden design --
Planning and managing the library garden --
Sustaining the garden through funding, partnerships, and volunteers --
Evaluating garden programs --
Appendix A: a tour of all the gardens mentioned in this book --
Appendix B: sample community garden rules, regulations and gardener agreements --
Appendix C: sample volunteer gardener application --
Appendix D: sample evaluation report.
Other Titles: Libraries and gardens
Responsibility: Carrie Scott Banks, Cindy Mediavilla.


Citing examples of library gardens around the world that are thriving, this first-ever book on the subject not only demonstrates the many benefits of library gardens but also provides a complete  Read more...


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