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Libraries & gardens : growing together

Author: Carrie Scott Banks; Cindy Mediavilla
Publisher: Chicago : ALA Editions, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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.

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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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