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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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Ruby's Birds Story Time

Presented by: Bernville Area Community Library
Location: Facebook virtual program
We will read the book and including the opportunity to get a bird house craft at the library to build. No need to register, just click on the Facebook link above.

May 29-August 27

StoryWalk® at the Exeter Community Library: Grand Opening May 29 10am-2pm. Open daily during daylight hours. 

Presented by: Exeter Community Library 
Location: Exeter Community Library, 4569 Prestwick Drive, Reading, PA  19606
Exeter Community Library will be featuring the book, Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson on our StoryWalk . The Grand Opening day of the StoryWalk will offer a Bird Back Pack Grab and Go Bag with a copy of the book, Ruby’s Birds, a craft, toy binoculars, balancing bird, and bird seed. One per family while supplies last. No registration needed.

July 28

Chit Chat & Craft @ the Park: Bottle Cap Flower, 6:30 pm

Presented by: Lower Macungie Library
Location: Macungie Memorial Park Weeping Willow Pavilion (if it rains the event will move to Memorial Hall @ Macungie Memorial Park)50 Poplar St. Macungie, PA 18062
Craft nights are back! Join us for a relaxing evening at the park as you create flowers out of bottle caps. What kind of flowers do you have growing at your home place? Using the flowers from your own backyard as inspiration, use old bottle caps to create an upcycled craft to decorate your home. Register on the library’s website by clicking on the online calendar.

August 4 (rain date August 11)

Hummingbirds: Dynamic Aviators, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Fee: $39
Presented by: Mt. Cuba Center
Location: Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Ruby-throated hummingbirds are amazing creatures, traveling more than 3000 miles from their spring breeding grounds in eastern North America to wintering sites in Central America. Learn about their life cycle, migration patterns, and the plants that attract and sustain them. Then stroll through the garden to see potential food sources, nest materials, and former nesting spots for these dynamic aviators. Visit to locate class and click “REGISTER HERE”