Celebrate Earth Day with Caseyville Public Library! This April we have events for all ages and abilities, including in-person activities. Join us any way you can, whether it be for our virtual programs, volunteer activities, donations, or reading about protecting our planet, we have something for everyone!
April 14th, @ 1 pm
To celebrate Springtime, renewal, and new life and growth, we will read a special story about a community garden. Did you know Caseyville Library and CMC Rotary tend to the Caseyville Community Garden? This garden helps to establish community resilience by providing fresh produce to our food pantry all Summer long.
April 16 & 17th
9 am-12 pm
Volunteer in the garden with library staff and CMC Rotarians as we plant seeds in the Caseyville Community Garden. Help us grow our garden that supplies fresh produce all summer to our Caseyville Emergency Food Pantry.
Please RSVP or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 17th, 10 am-12 pm
Flushing prescriptions contaminates your Caseyville water. If you have old prescriptions, turn them and need to dispose of them safely, you can come to our Prescription Drop Off at the library.
April 22nd @ 10 am
Listen in for our Earth Day virtual storytime! We will be reading a special story that celebrates the Earth and caring for it.
This event is part of our many Earth Day celebrations. Check out our events or April Highlights for more!
April 24th @ 2 pm
Join Caseyville Library for a relaxing afternoon picnic in Caseyville Community Garden. Collinsville High School Jazz band will perform.
Prepackaged sodas and chips will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own picnic. For ultimate relaxation, we encourage you to bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket.
Thanks to HeartLands Conservancy for coordinating with Coca-Cola to donate and construct RAIN BARRELS to sell during our Caseyville Library Mother's Day Sale. But first, the rain barrels need to be painted! Help us make our rain barrels stand out. Come paint with us in the Caseyville Community Garden. Kids & teens 8-18 are welcome. If you need scouting or NHS hours, we are happy to sign off for you! We hope to see you there!
Our partner, HeartLands Conservancy, will be celebrating Metro East Tree Week. They will also have storytimes, hikes, tree plantings, webinars, and so much more to celebrate the amazing power of trees. Our trees take in carbon dioxide and give us back oxygen to breathe. They feed us, provide us with shade, and provide our wildlife with food and shelter. This April, learn more about trees in the Metro East. Go on a Healing Forest Walk, exchange your invasive Callery pear tree for a free tree or shrub, or plant a new tree as a tribute to someone lost. Learn about HeartLands Conservancy’s amazing events on their webpage!
Earth Day Reading
Check out our Earth Day collection at the library, and learn how you can help care for our planet.
Learn about how association with nature can benefit our mental and physical states, and learn about where to go in the US to see some of Earth's amazing sites.
As always, you can request what you do not find in our library from the 500+ libraries in our area by visiting our catalog.
Take a look at these Earth Day reading recommendations by BookList HERE.