The Princeton Public Library and Princeton’s Pollinator Gardens were featured in an article in the September issue of Library Journal. Written by Emily Puckett Rodgers, the article highlights the importance of combining outdoor spaces into library design in order to promote learning, wellness, environmental benefits, and economic opportunities. The garden located on East Peru Street began in 2014 when Ellen Starr, a biologist with the (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, reached out to the city to consider hosting a garden on public grounds. Director Julie Wayland is quoted as saying the garden “compliments our vision” at the library and she credits the many individuals, city government, local groups, and community organizations who worked together to help provide this educational benefit to the community.
READ THE WHOLE ARTICLE AT http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/09/buildings/lbd/great-outdoor-spaces-library-design/