“The first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. Julius Sterling Morton, a journalist and politician from Nebraska, felt that Nebraska’s landscape and economy would benefit from the wide-scale planting of trees. Morton set an example by planting trees on his own farm and urged his neighbors to follow suit. Today all 50 states celebrate Arbor Day although the dates may vary in keeping with the local climate.”
For more information on Arbor Day, click on the links to the websites below:
National Arbor Day Foundation
Beadle Conservation District
We also have many Arbor Day books available for check-out. You may reserve items by clicking the links below:
Arbor Day Square
Tell Me Tree: All About Trees for Kids
Celebritrees : Historic and Famous Trees of the World
As an Oak Tree Grows
Saturday December 5th 2:00 – 3:30
Join us in the Main Auditorium for our Christmas Program featuring storyteller Lindsay Bonilla and a visit from a “Special Guest.”
Celebrate the season with stories from around the world! Take a moment away from all of the hustle and bustle to sit back and enjoy as jolly ol’ storyteller Lindsay Bonilla reaches into her storytelling bag and pulls out the perfect story gifts for you. Discover the beauty of giving in “Rabbit’s Gift” from China and meet some mischievous trolls in “The Very Big Christmas Kitty” from Norway. This interactive performance is perfect for families and designed to bring out the child in all of us!
You may check out Lindsay Bonilla’s website/blog here: http://www.lindsaybonila.com/
After the program with Lindsay, please join us in the Children’s Program Room for a visit with a jolly man in a red suit. Bring your cameras!
Come to the Children’s Department and check out our many wonderful Thanksgiving Day books. Remember the library will be closing at noon on Wednesday, November 25th through Thursday, November 26th. We will reopen on Friday, November 27th at normal library hours.