Graphic of father helping child plant a tree sapling.
girl planting tree

We are celebrating Earth Week (Earth Day – April 22 | Neighborhood Forest Day – April 26 | Arbor Day – April 28) this spring by participating in the 15th Annual Neighborhood Forest free tree program, whose aim is to provide free trees to kids every spring. 

Since 2010, Neighborhood Forest has engaged over 1,000 institutions, reached over 250,000 families and planted over 90,000 (mostly urban and residential) trees through the hands of children and parents across North America.

Check out this cute video.

We endorse this project and are excited to be participating in this wonderful program that teaches kids stewardship through the magic and wonder of planting and watching trees grow.

Please fill out the following online registration form by March 15th and receive a free tree (6-12 inches in size) during Earth Week (April 22-27).  Exact species will be revealed in early April.

Register Here!

You will also have the option to purchase additional trees and tree-related educational products (via the registration form).  The purchases will help fund more free trees for kids.

Trees will be delivered to us and will be ready for pick-up on or around Earth Day (April 22nd).

Library winter reading challenge banner on a snowy background with trees

Get out of your winter reading slump by joining the library's Winter Reading Challenge! We have bingo cards available for adults and children. Complete the activities on your sheet and bring it back to the library anytime in February for the chance to earn prizes.

For kids, bring your sheet back to the library after your first bingo to earn a prize! If you'd like to continue the challenge, you can try to blackout your card. All blackout entries will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win a pop-up book.

For adults, each bingo completed will earn you 1 entry into a grand prize drawing for a gift card to a local business! Blacking out your bingo card will earn you 5 entries.

Bingo sheets will be available for pick-up at the circulation desk beginning on February 1. You can also print out a bingo sheet at home using the links below:

Youth Bingo Sheet

Adult Bingo Sheet


Morning movies banner in blue

Morning Movies will continue throughout the winter, this time on the LAST Friday of the month. Our line-up for the winter months is:

December: The Call of the Wild (2020). Run time: 100 minutes. Rated PG.

January: Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret (2023). Run time: 111 minutes. Rated PG-13.

February: A Man Called Otto (2023). Run time: 126 minutes. Rated PG-13.

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Board Game Battle on March 2 at 11am

Join the library for our first ever board game battle! Participate in a handful of speed rounds of your favorite board games to earn points and compete to be the top team.

Registration is required for this event before February 29. Participants will compete in teams of two—you can sign up as a pair or individually to be placed in a duo at the event. Call the library or send an email to kmckewin [at] to register. This program is for adults and teens ages 12 and up.


March's book club pick is "The Measure" by Nikki Erlick

The Carpe Librum Book Club is reading The Measure by Nikki Erlick for its March discussion. What would you do if you woke up one day and were told the exact number of years you have left to live? Erlick's debut novel attempts to answer that question by following the inter-connected lives of eight characters after everyone in the world wakes up to find a string showing them exactly how much time they have left.

We will resume in-person meetings for our March discussion. The discussion will start at 6PM in the library break room. Copies of the book will be available for pick-up at the circulation desk beginning on February 5th.

New members are always welcome to join the book club! Contact Kelly at kmckewin [at] (kmckewin[at]rgpl[dot]org) with any questions. 

Fiber arts meet up banner featuring blue and red yarn balls

Come to the library once a month to work on your fiber arts project and chat with fellow crafters! All fiber and fabric arts projects are welcome—knitting, crochet, sewing, embroidery, cross stitch, etc. This is a drop-in program that anyone is welcome to attend. Bring yourself and whatever your latest project is—we look forward to seeing you!

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Ireland: A Colorful Tour of the Emerald Isle on green background

Join world traveler Joe Fahey for a fun, entertaining, and at times humorous travelogue all about Ireland, the Emerald Isle! Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Fahey will be detailing his travels throughout the country, with a fun and informative presentation on Irish culture, both past and present.

Registration is not required. This hour-long presentation will take place in the library community room.

Spring morning movie banner

Join us on the last Friday of the month for our next series of morning movies! Each month we'll screen a recently-released film accompanied by free coffee and popcorn. Our line-up for the next three months includes:

March: Ticket to Paradise (2022). Long-divorced parents fly to Indonesia to try to stop their daughter's impulsive wedding. Run time 104 minutes. Rated PG-13.

April: The Holdovers (2023). A dramedy about a grumpy teacher who stays at his boarding school over the holidays to supervise the students who can't return home. Run time 133 minutes. Rated R.

May: Wonka (2023). The musical tale of young Willy Wonka's rise to the top of the chocolate-making world. Run time 112 minutes. Rated PG.

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Mercury Pictures Presents Carpe Librum banner

Join the Carpe Librum Book Club for this month's meeting, where we'll discuss the book Mercury Pictures Presents by Anthony Marra. In this historical fiction novel, we'll travel back to 1940's Los Angeles to follow Maria, a producer at Mercury Pictures, as she navigates personal and professional challenges in light of WW2. Spanning from Mussolini's Italy to the Golden Age of Hollywood, this book captures a tumultuous time in both American history and culture.

New members are always welcome to join the Carpe Librum Book Club, so feel free to attend even if you never have before! Copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk beginning on March 4.

Questions? Email kmckewin [at]

Bright young women book club banner

Join the Carpe Librum Book Club for this month's discussion of Bright Young Women by Jessica Knoll! Called one of the best thrillers of 2023, this book pulls inspiration from real life crimes of Ted Bundy, but instead centers the women whose lives he cut short, following the fictional Pamela and Tina as they attempt to find out the truth about their friend's murders.

New members are always welcome to join the book club! All are welcome to attend this month if they'd like to join the discussion. Contact kmckewin [at] (kmckewin[at]rgpl[dot]org) with questions.

Copies of this month's book will be available for check-out at the circulation desk beginning on April 1.