A unique space at the library is the Outdoor Garden, located in the back of the building. It features annuals, perennials and trees along with benches in the garden and tables and chairs on the patio. During pleasant weather, the garden is used for reading, studying or lunch al fresco. During the summer, it is a venue for Friday evening concerts.
Funding to build the garden was raised by the Friends of the Library in 2003-04, when the group coordinated a successful Donor Recognition Campaign. Library patrons and supporters purchased bluestone engravings, which can be seen on the pathway that encircles the space.
The Library also recently installed a Learning Garden, which consists of four raised beds that are used to grow greens, vegetables and herbs. The garden is used in part to teach children about gardening and nature. The harvest is donated to local food pantries.
The Learning Garden was funded with a generous donation from the Friends of the Library.