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Mifflin Community Library launches year-round “Nature Quest” reading challenge

Story written by Alison Dietrich

Apr 23, 2021

Shillington, PA – Mifflin Community Library has recently launched a year-long reading challenge for all ages encouraging patrons to explore themes of self-discovery, wellness, and environmentalism. Self care kits, gardening programs, and exciting reading challenges are some of the many activities in store for patrons this year as they explore the elements of their “roots”.

The program, called “Nature Quest: Begin with Roots”, was designed out of the local community’s evidential need for accessible resources to wellness and self care during the ongoing pandemic. The team at MCL is ensuring the program is offering a variety of niches and topics to explore in depth. Reading challenges, library programs, and other activities encouraging people to connect to the community around them are some of the many quests patrons can go on to participate. While the program is being offered virtually this year, the library has made it accessible for those without computers at home by offering a printed version available at the library, where reading logs can be returned in exchange for prizes or raffle tickets.

“While the pandemic has been a difficult time for us all, it has also been a driving point to the transformation of the services and programs offered within our library. “Nature Quest” is a product of those changes!” says Donaldson.

The mission of the Mifflin Community Library is to create and promote free and equal access to knowledge for our community through dynamic media, technology and programming in a safe, welcoming environment. The library is currently open under normal operating hours and is offering a variety of both virtual and grab-and-go programming.

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