In addition to reading books at libraries through Sampson County, youths will have the opportunity to get their hands a little dirty on Mondays in April.
The Sampson-Clinton Public Library is hosting free planting and gardening lessons at branches throughout the area in April. Each month, a different theme is used for its children program. For the second month of the spring, the theme is “Planting Flowers.”
“They will actually use soil and we’ll probably go outside and plant the seeds in a decorative cup and we’ll probably have a few more things that we’ll do that day,” said Addie Hodges, children’s librarian for the local school system.
The first session will take place on Monday, April 4 at the Garland’s Miriam Lamb Memorial Library, 144 S. Church St. Next, Newton Grove will host its session on Monday, April 11, at the Bryan Memorial Library, 302 Weeksdale St. The third session is scheduled for Monday, April 18, at the Roseboro Public Library, 300 W. Roseboro St. It will conclude on April 25 at Clinton’s J.C. Holliday Library, 217 Graham St. All sessions will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Sessions are geared towards 6 to 12-year-olds, but Hodges stressed that children of all ages are welcomed. In addition to planting, the sessions may also include reading sessions related to gardening, flowers and vegetables.
“We’re looking forward to having a great time,” Hodges said about the April planting sessions.
During previous programs involving plants, Hodges said she enjoyed working the participants.
“They brought the flowers back in so I can see how they were growing,” she said about observing the progress. “It went very well.”
For more information, contact the Sampson-Clinton Public Library at 910-592-4153.