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Newsletter - is it Spring yet?!

The calendar says Spring officially arrives next week. And the groundhogs promised us an early Spring. But as I type this newsletter, there's still plenty of snow on the ground and more in the forecast. What to do? Never fear - the library is here!

We have an exciting new program to jump start the season. The library is starting a seed lending library. That's right - you can now check out seeds as well as books and music and movies here at the Caestecker Library.

Why? Well, it's time. Folks have long been concerned about knowing where their food comes from. Gardening is good exercise. Families are always looking for activities that every member can participate in to some extent. The economy still isn't back where it needs to be. And as a community center, the library is well positioned to help those who are curious about gardening but in need of a little help. Or a push. Or some support.

We're kicking things off on Saturday, March 23rd with a seed exchange. We will be partnering with the Master Gardeners and local plant folks to offer educational programs on gardening. And starting April 1st (no fooling) you will be able to check out a packet or two or three of seeds to grow this year. All we ask is for you to save some seeds from the plants you grow and return them in the fall with some feedback, so that next year we have them available again.

There may be snow on the ground, but it's time to Get Growing, Green Lake!

Linda DeNell, Director
Caestecker Public Library
Green Lake

Tuesday, 3/19 - Film screening: Life of Pi
6:30 p.m.

Thursday, 3/21 - Friends of the Library board meeting 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, 3/23 - Get Growing! Seed exchange and program kick-off
10:00 a.m.

Tuesday, 3/26 - Film screening: Lincoln
6:30 p.m.

Friday, 3/29 - Good Friday. Special library hours - 9:00 - 1:00

Sunday, 3/31 - Library closed - Happy Easter! 

Tuesday, 4/2
- Film screening: Les Miserables  6:30 p.m.

Have some seeds from last year?
Swap them for some from your friends and neighbors at the library Seed Exchange!
             It's Time to   
     Get Growing,  
      Green Lake! 

You are cordially invited to a seed exchange on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 at the Caestecker Public Library. It's the kick-off event for our new seed library and we hope you will join us for a morning of learning and discovery.
Do you have extra seeds saved from last year's garden? Want to meet other gardening enthusiasts and talk about the upcoming season? Been interested in gardening for awhile but unsure about getting started? The seed exchange is a terrific place to start. KC Simmers will lead our program that morning with some tips, tricks, and seed starting basics. There will be informational handouts and new gardening books on display. Time to talk about favorite varieties, and brag about last year's tomatoes. We will register folks  who are interested in becoming charter members of our new seed library. And there will be seeds to take home and plant in anticipation of warmer weather to come. I hope you will join us!
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