The slogan of the Adult Summer Reading Program was Water your Mind READ. The theme was gardening. At the Landscape Architecture program, adults learned how to improve their yard and/or lakeshore through a lecture and slideshow presented by the instructors of the Master Gardener Program of the University of Minnesota. Attendees were invited to bring a picture of an area of their yard or lakeshore that they wanted to improve and make more attractive. 71 adults attended the program at 16 public libraries.
Event Dates and Locations:
July 19, 2010-Silver Bay, Two Harbors, and Duluth Public Libraries
July 20-Cloquet, Hoyt Lakes, and Ely Public Libraries
August 16-International Falls and Baudette Public Libraries
August 17-Grand Rapids, Hibbing, Marble, and Buhl Public Libraries
August 18-Eveleth, Virginia, Babbitt, and Gilbert Public Libraries
Partner Organization(s): University of Minnesota Master Gardener Program - Provided books for each of the host regional libraries.
Measurable Outcomes may be collected by survey, anecdotal responses, post-test;End user change in Behavior, Attitude, Skills, Knowledge, Condition and/or Status
20 people reported they learned 9 to 10 new things about landscaping. Lakescaping, and/or rain gardens. 7 people reported they learned 2-5 new things about landscaping, lakescaping, and or rain gardens. Some comments attendees wrote on their evaluation forms:"I may create a rain garden in my town in Ely.""I am planning a rock garden.""I learned to make a sketch before I start my landscaping project.""I will read more and get more information.""I am going to try to get away from the blah effect."