Preschoolers aren’t just discovering new plants at Mercer. Now, they’re discovering new books too.
Staff with Harris County Public Library (HCPL) and Mercer Botanic Gardens share some of their favorite nature books, from Jack and the Beanstalk to Don’t Eat the Bluebonnets, with children every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. during Storytime in the Gardens at Mercer.
“This is a great opportunity to introduce your child to the story-book setting of Mercer Botanic Gardens,” said Mercer Interim Director Jim Nutter. “It’s the perfect place to let your child’s imagination run wild.”
Mercer recently expanded the popular program, which was previously held monthly, after HCPL partnered with Mercer staff to provide weekly readings in the gardens. The additional reading times will help replace programs previously offered at Baldwin Boettcher Library, which closed due to flood damage.
“Although the future of the library building is uncertain, we want everyone to know library services will continue,” said Commissioner R. Jack Cagle. In addition to Storytime in the Gardens on Mondays, HCPL brings the Summer Reading Program to Mercer starting Tuesday, June 5. Tuesdays and Wednesdays feature programming for elementary school children, and Thursdays offer fun and learning for teens. Young readers will have the opportunity to win prizes by earning points for books they read. For more information, call 713-274-4160.
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