If you look around the library grounds, you’ll see lots of different native plants and grasses.  When we renovated the library a few years ago, we planted native plants around our building and on our property.  Native plants provide nectar for pollinators, including birds, bees, butterflies, moths, and bats.  They provide shelter for many mammals and food, such as nuts, seeds, and fruits, for many forms of wildlife.  These plants promote biodiversity, absorb much stormwater, improve air quality and help prevent soil erosion.  And, to top it all off, they’re beautiful too!

Join us on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. as we have Steve Sass from Indiana Nature LLC come and share how we can create sustainable landscapes with native plants in our backyards and businesses.  After the program, those interested can join us for a walk around the library to see native plant landscaping in action.  Click here to register for this event or just show up.  Join us and learn about the benefits and beauty of native plants in our community.