Reading Garden

The Killingworth Library’s reading garden is a unique feature, in the land of libraries. Our welcoming space features bricks with the names of library supporters, a small wooden stage for live entertainment, benches for reading or nature-watching, and a bird feeding station (hummingbirds visit in the summer, and a variety of winter birds enjoy the seed and suet in the colder months).

Weather-permitting, the garden is accessible through doors from the library’s back reading area and the children’s room. Adults are asked to stay with their children when visiting the garden.

The grounds all around the library could use some extra help throughout the year: weeding, spreading mulch, pruning, leaf removal, and other small projects. We rely on volunteers for all of our grounds maintenance and could use the extra hands! It’s a perfect activity for families and anyone with a green thumb. If you would like to volunteer your time to help, please contact us.


Gardening Internet Sites

The Helpful Links Section is presented as a convenience. The Killingworth Library is not responsible for the information on these internet sites.

CT Agricultural Experiment Station

CT Master Gardener Association

Garden Club of America

Garden Guides

Garden Clubs, Organizations, Associations

National Gardening Association

Parmelee Farm Community Gardens

Parmelee Farm Shared Harvest Garden

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Connecticut Gardener

Horticulture Online

Library Hours:

Doors Open for Browsing
Mon, Wed, Fri: 9 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Tue, Thur: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
Curbside pickup available 6 days week during open hours
Call to schedule: 860-663-2000

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Contact Us

Killingworth Library Association
301 Route 81 (shipping)
P.O. Box 725 (mail)
Killingworth, CT 06419
(860) 663-2000

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