Library Buzz Program – Libraries Announced

Twenty Adirondack Libraries Selected for AdkAction’s Library Buzz Program 

AdkAction is announcing two pollinator-focused programs in 2023. 

In late 2022, AdkAction invited libraries across the Adirondacks to apply to AdkAction Library Buzz Program–a program that offers free Pollinator Resource Kits to local libraries to help them empower both area residents and visitors to become informed pollinator advocates and take action to protect these vital species. In response to strong applications and enthusiasm for the project, AdkAction is thrilled to offer these free resource kits to all libraries that applied for the program–twenty Adirondack libraries in total.

The libraries participating in the program are: Akwesasne Cultural Center, Bolton Free Library, Champlain Memorial Library, Corinth Free Library, Crandall (Glens Falls) Public Library, CVW Long Lake Public Library, Essex – Belden Noble Memorial Library, Indian Lake Public Library, Keeseville Free Library, Lake Placid Public Library, Town of Johnsburg Library (North Creek), Old Forge Library, Peru Free Library, Richards Library, Saranac Lake Free Library, Town of Chester Public Library, Tupper Lake Public Library, Wadhams Free Library, Wells Memorial Library – Upper Jay, and the Westport Library Association.

All participating libraries will receive a Pollinator Resource Kit containing a variety of educational resources for children and adults, including pollinator-focused books, posters, native wildflower seed packets, activities, fact sheets, quizzes, word searches and puzzles, pollinator guides, links to additional online resources, and other materials.

These materials will be distributed to participating libraries before Pollinator Week, an annual celebration in support of pollinator health and a time to raise awareness for pollinators and spread the word about what we can do to protect them. Pollinator Week 2023 will take place from June 19-25, and AdkAction will offer assistance to libraries in planning Pollinator Week events using the materials in their resource kits.

This program was made possible by support from the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation. 

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