By Carol Ann Robb, PPL Reference Librarian

Architecture. Author Visits. Coffee & Carols. Folk Music. Joplin Spook Light. Local History. Poetry Readings. Polka Party. Search & Rescue Dogs.

What do these all have in common? They have been programs offered at the library over the years. And it’s been a long time since I planned one to hold inside our meeting room. In fact, I’ve not thought about programming much for over two years. But that’s about to change. Finally.

Inside-the-library programming returns on Sunday, April 24, at 2:00 p.m. with “Planting for Pollinators.” This is a topic I’ve wanted to offer for some time—surely I’m not the only one interested in it—and it was originally on my list for Spring of 2020. And now it’s coming to fruition.

Jesse Gilmore of the Wildlife Extension District will talk about what plants will attract pollinators to your garden and yard. Bees are not the only pollinators out there, which is fortunate since their numbers have steadily been declining.

Not only will you learn all kinds of useful information from Jesse’s presentation, two lucky attendees will win a gift certificate from an area garden center. After learning what plants will entice the useful insects, you will want to start loading up on flowers— and a gift certificate would come in mighty handy.

So if you want to attract those pollinators to help increase your garden’s yield, the library is the place to be on Sunday, April 24. Rain or shine—because we’re back inside! (PS—there will be treats, too!)