Posted May 27, 2011on:
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A TREE CITY?
Did you know….?
The City of West Palm Beach is a “Tree City!”
Yep; its official, find out for yourself by visiting the Arbor Day Foundation website: http://www.fufc.org/tree_city.html
BUT don’t get all giddy over that just yet…we are not exactly an “Urban Forest!”
Did you know…that you and your family can make a positive step in creating our urban forest?
Yep; you can help by planting at least one nativecanopy tree in your yard!
Did you know…that trees can make you feel happy?
That’s right; they provide much cool shade from the heat and sun and in Florida that makes us smile!
Did You know… that trees help keep you healthy?
They sure do; they clean the air we breath!
Did you know…that trees are a good investment!
Trees not only look beautiful but add $$$$$$ value to your property! Something Mom & Dad can really smile about, too!
Did you know…that you can save $$$$$$$, too by planting a tree?
Yep; when you plant your tree on the east or west side of your home you will keep your house cooler and save $$$$ on your energy bill! Can you figure out why the east & west side of your home is so important to have a shade tree planted there?
So what are you waiting for…? Get planting! Make it a FUN family or neighborhood tree planting project! Just think how wonderful your neighborhood would look and feel if everyone planted just one canopy tree!
If interested in learning more how your family can do their part check out the websites below and the recommended books from your “Tree City” Library!
Standing tall and strong
It waves to the fluffy clouds
With its green fingers
By Young Naturalist C
The trees of South Florida [by] Frank C. Craighead, Sr.
WHO? WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY?
IT’S FAMILY STORYTIME!
Family storytime introduces children to books, reading, and the library. Each storytime explores a different theme through books, songs, and fingerplays. Your child will meet a new friend this summer and get to know all about Max, the friendly shaggy dog. Miss Sarah will provide your child with stories as well as help them create a special project that enhances the theme of the week. She will model ways to make stories come alive.
Since this is a summertime activity for families, all ages are invited to attend. Miss Sarah will be sure to find something of interest for all children. Plus you will have an opportunity to meet other parents and children and interact with them in a kid-friendly environment.
There is no registration required, so feel free to come to as many sessions as you are able. There will be 16 weeks of fun in the large auditorium on the 3rd floor of the library. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s beneficial, and it doesn’t require a lot of preparation time. Just come and enjoy!
Family storytime will continue throughout the months of May, June, and July. They are held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30. You may choose whichever day works best for your schedule.
Get ready, get set, and join in the fun!