Aspiring gardeners from Arlington homes are fortunate to have great library programs to support their green thumb goals. Once a month, the Westover Branch Library holds a Kids in the Garden activity. Children in grades kindergarten through fifth are invited to come and help plan the new garden at the library. Younger siblings will need to stay with their grownups. Children should come dressed for outdoor work and some dirt. They can help plant seeds, test soil, make compost, and other gardening activities. The next event will be on Wednesday, May 11th from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made online.
DC Metro Home Owners Borrow Tools from the Library
If you’ve been dreaming of a beautiful vegetable garden or maybe planting colorful flowers at your DC metro home, you might feel daunted by the number of tools you need for the job. The library is here to help! Central Library has opened the Shed, a gardening tool lending library. It’s open March through November, on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m.; Fridays 3 to 5 p.m.; and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Library card holders who are over 18 can borrow up to five tools for seven days. One renewal is allowed. There’s no need to clutter up Arlington homes with tools you won’t use often. Borrow the library’s until you know what you really need.
Visit the library event calendar to find out more about these events and more.