It definitely smells like Spring today. The flower beds around the Waverly Branch are being raked up, and fresh mulch is being applied. Now that it looks like spring may be here to stay, perhaps you're looking forward to the joys of summer. I hate to gloss over the delights of spring, but after the brutal winter we're still getting over, I'm REALLY ready for summer.
Of course we all have our own ideas of what constitutes a fun summer. For many, as Laura pointed out a few blogs back, nothing can beat working in the soil and making green things happen. I've turned over my garden plot, and I'm already looking forward to freshly made pico de gallo; I'm also looking forward to the opening of the new Orangutan center at the Indianapolis Zoo. I'm sure each of you is looking forward to some particular delight. It might be the first mushroom of the season; it might be the annual family trip to the Smokey's, the beach, Disney World, or the annual family reunion. As you might have guessed, the library has resources to help prepare for any of those endeavors. As an example, we have been adding titles about homesteading, sustainable living, and general gardening and small farming topics, including beekeeping. We have started to display them near the front of the branch.
Let us know about your summer passion, and we'll try to help you connect with it. And don't forget to be watching for the Summer Reading Program with activities for children, teens, and adults. It's going to be an exciting summer.