The Woods Hole Public Library loves its pollinators, and will celebrate National Pollinator Week, June 20-25, by helping to raise awareness of the endangered health of our country’s insects. 

For several years the Library has had a strong Monarch butterfly release program. This year they will run a craft workshop making a simple insect hotel and bee puddler. The insect hotel is made of a short log. Participants will drill holes of varying diameters to accommodate various species of native bees. The puddler is made from a small shallow plate to make a sort of “bird bath” as a source of drinking water for insects. All materials will be provided, including drills. Kids and adults are welcome to the workshop which will be held on Saturday, June 25, at 2 PM.

Simultaneously, the Library will be launching this summer’s Story Walk around the courtyard. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.   Pages of a book are excised from the binding, then laminated, and finally hung sequentially so the book is read as the people walk around the path. This year’s featured book with be Swirl by Swirl: Spirals in Nature by Joyce Sidman. This beautiful book, with illustrations by Beth Kromme, celebrates the beauty and usefulness of the spiral—from fiddleheads to elephant tusks, from crashing waves to spiraling galaxies. You might even be inspired to go on your own nature walk to see how many spirals you can find.