White Haven Area Community Library was recently awarded a minigrant from the Delaware and Lehigh Trail Alliance for summer programs that strengthen the partnership among the library, the Engine House Visitors’ Center and the D&L Trail.
Silas Chamberlin, representing the Trail Alliance, informed library board members Charlotte Carter and Patricia Heaman that the proposal of the education committee for a “Summer Season of Tours on the D&L Trail” was favorably reviewed by the Alliance. White Haven Borough Council and Live Well Luzerne County also supported the proposal.
The library will sponsor six programs that highlight the natural and recreational values of the trail on the last Saturday of each month from May 24 to September 27. The first program, “A Historical Trail Walk,” featuring DCNR Program Specialist Diane Madl on the history and exploration of the remnants of the Lehigh Canal, will take place in conjunction with the Engine House Spring Festival to be held on May 23 and 24 of Memorial Day weekend. Subsequent programs will include
a children’s nature scavenger hunt, a wildflower walking tour, a family bike tour, a team geocaching event, and a fall foliage walk. Many of the programs will draw on partnerships the library has established with Keystone Active Zone and Nescopeck State Park.
For further information, visit the library at 99 Towanda Street in White Haven during open hours to pick up a description of the programs or call 570-443-8776.