Looking for a fun family activity that also benefits the community? Join the festivities on Saturday, March 19 for the Volunteer Planting Day at the Belle Sherman Kendall Neighborhood Library and Community Center located at 609 N. Eldridge. Volunteers will help create a green, native atmosphere at the recently relocated library which recently suffered damage from the unusually cold winter. Weeding, planting trees and shrubs, mulching… the library needs it all!
A carefully-planned eco-friendly landscape was implemented at the neighborhood library. To promote a healthy and diverse ecosystem, a drought-tolerant native landscape was installed to reduce water used in irrigation. The landscape consists of a variety of native prairie grasses, wildflowers, trees and shrubs all which require low water needs. The library also features two bioswales in the center island of the parking lot which utilize an engineered soil media and wetland plant species to cleanse storm water runoff.
The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has partnered with Keep Houston Beautiful and Katy Prairie Conservancy to beautify and enhance the environment for current Houstonians. The Houston chapter of the Native Plant Society will also be at the event to educate volunteers about the importance and benefits of native plants and prairie grasses in the landscape
If you have not yet visited, the Kendall Public Library is definitely a sight to see inside and out! The recently constructed 19,000 square feet library opened in Spring 2010. Unlike any other Houston library, the facility features a drive up window for quick, convenient materials drop off. In addition, the library includes 20 computer stations, laptops for on-site checkout, reference services, self-check stations, and a large on site collection of books, periodicals, music, movies, and reference materials.