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Master Gardeners donate children’s books to libraries

Submitted Photo The three books are being presented by Pat Bowroski, CCE Master Gardener in center, Bob Lingle, from Off the Beaten Path and son Henrik, and Shannon Taylor, director Lakewood Memorial Library.

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program recently donated books to the 24 local libraries in the Chautauqua County Library system. The three books given to each of the branch library are titled “Butterflies Belong Here,” “Mae the Mayfly,” and “One Little Lot.” These donations support the Master Gardener program mission of providing knowledge-based information on sustainable horticulture and gardening for the public. This specific donation offers support to the youth of the community from pre-school through fourth grades. The books are to being distributed during the month of September and will be available at your local county library to enjoy.

The books were funded by the CCE-Master Gardeners through a special one time program activity from public contributions and the Master Gardener annual Plant Sale. The books were obtained locally from Off the Beaten Path bookstore in Lakewood. Any additional information on this donation and the Master Gardener program is available from contacting, Emily Reynolds, CCE Executive Director at the local Cornell Cooperative Extension office at 716-664-9502 Extension 201.

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