NORWAY — The Norway Memorial Library is running an Eco Kids program to celebrate Earth Day, which first began on April 22, 1970.

This year the Norway Memorial Library Children’s Room will celebrate Earth Day early. Children in grades three through six are invited to the library from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays, March 10 and 24, when they will learn about green initiatives in the community, recycling and gardening.

On March 10 representatives from the Alan Day Community Garden will help run the program, explaining how the garden operates and what they are doing to help improve the earth.

The community garden began in 2009 and has continued to develop. Kids will have the opportunity to explore the benefits of plants and gardens. Each child will learn how to start their own seeds so that they will have something to plant come spring.

On March 24 the Eco Kids will explore recycling and trash to find out what happens to all the waste produced as a society. Composting, recycling and repurposing of materials will be explored and discussed.

Children will also have the opportunity to discuss small changes that an individual can do to make a difference in the world. In celebration of Earth Day the participants will turn recycled materials into works of art.

Space is limited and only the first 14 children will be able to participate. To register for the Eco Kids program or for more information, call the library at 743-5309, ext. 4.

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