Reading garden connects library to community
| Jul 27, 2010
A reading garden was a part of the original plan for the new Scottdale Public Library in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, about 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. This year, the goal was realized when construction of a new green rain garden was started. The nearly $60,000 project includes a rain garden and permeable concrete that will allow rain water to run into the ground rather than ponding in the former alleyway or running into the sewage system.
"From the beginning of our planning for the new library, we wanted it to be a place that was a community hub," she said. "We wanted to have something that reached out and connected to the community and this garden is right beside the gazebo and part of downtown," said library director Patricia Miller. She said the garden will be available for use when the library is not open for those who might want to enjoy the area. Because the library is a place for learning, she added that the garden will be used as an educational tool. Read more in The Daily Courier online.