Every time I walk or drive by the St. Anthony Park Branch Library, on the corner of Como and Carter avenues, I feel a little thrill. The handsome brick building, so beautifully sited on the property, is a centerpiece of the entire community.
But that’s not the only reason for my joy in this neighborhood treasure! The lovely gardens and flowering window boxes add so much to the exterior of the library.
These gardens don’t just happen. A dedicated group of volunteers from the St. Anthony Park Garden Club carefully plants the window boxes every May. They also plant, nurture and weed all the plantings alongside and in front of the building.
Alice Duggan chairs the committee responsible for the library gardens and window boxes. She is joined by fellow volunteers Verena and Virgil Larson, Sue Von Bank, Annette Patel, Nancy Gehrig, Barb Sippel, Pat Thompson, Terease Palfrey and Carol Starkey.
Alice said that the group hires young people from the neighborhood to keep up with the watering. Soren Sackreiter, Sam Skinner and Dylan Aarness have done a great job all season.
Now that autumn is upon us, it’s time to extend a sincere THANK YOU to these volunteers who, through their efforts, give a much appreciated gift to us all.
St. Anthony Park Branch