The three books being presented to Library by Pat Bowroski-CCE Master Gardener(middle), Bob Lingle-Off the Beaten Path and son Henrik, and Shannon Taylor, Director Lakewood Memorial Library

Three books recently donated to the Lakewood Memorial Library

Master Gardeners Donate Children’s Books to Local Libraries

JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (September 21, 2021) – Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua Coun-ty’s Master Gardener Volunteer Program recently donated books to the 24 local libraries in the Chau-tauqua County Library system. The three books given to each of the branch library are titled, Butter-flies Belong Here, Mae the Mayfly, and One Little Lot. These donations support the Master Gardener program mission of providing knowledge-based information on sustainable horticulture and gardening for the public. This specific donation offers support to the youth of the community from pre-school through 4th grades. The books are to being distributed during the month of September and will be available at your local county library to enjoy.

The books were funded by the CCE-Master Gardeners through a special one time program activity from public contributions and the Master Gardener annual Plant Sale. The Books were obtained locally from Off the Beaten Path bookstore in Lakewood. Any additional information on this donation and the Master Gardener program is available from contacting, Emily Reynolds, CCE Executive Director at the local Cornell Cooperative Extension office at 716-664-9502 Extension 201.

The Master Gardener Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an edu-cational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant uni-versity Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated September 21, 2021