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There are so many ways to celebrate the Community Read in our region. Below is a complete calendar listing of events at Longwood Gardens and our Community Read partner organizations.

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September 10

On Meadowview Street: Longwood Gardens Community Read Storytime, 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Presented by: Chester County Library
Location: Chester County Library, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton PA 19341 – 610-280-2630
Join us for a special program featuring the 2016 Longwood Gardens Community Read selection for children.  On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole tells the story of Caroline who, after her initial disappointment in her new neighborhood, encourages wildflowers to grow and birds and animals to stay in her yard.  Soon, the whole suburban street is living up to its name.  Attendees will also backyard birds, and build a bird feeder to take home.  For children age 4 to 8. Please register on-line beginning August 10, 2016 at – Events

September 19

The Monarch Butterfly’s Journey to Mexico, 6:30 pm

Presented by: Chester County Library and District Center, Exton, PA
Location:  Chester County Libraryand District Center, 450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton PA 19341
The annual migration of North America’s monarch butterfly is a unique and amazing phenomenon. The monarch is the only butterfly known to make a two-way migration as birds do. Unlike other butterflies that can overwinter as larvae, pupae, or even as adults, monarchs cannot survive the cold winters of northern climates. Using environmental cues, the monarchs know when it is time to travel south for the winter. Monarchs use a combination of air currents and thermals to travel long distances. Some fly as far as 3,000 miles to reach their winter home in the mountain hillsides of the oyamel fir forests in Mexico! Join us on Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. at the Chester County Library in Exton and learn all about Monarchs and their epic migration. To register, go to and click “Events” at top of page. Click “Chester County Library”. Click the appropriate event on calendar. Fill out and “send” completed registration.