To Springfield Township Library
Welcome to your community library! The Springfield Township Library provides for your informational, educational and recreational needs in many ways. Combinging traditional with state of the art electronic resources, the library staff is here to assist you in meeing your library needs. The library is open 61 hours a week including nights and Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays. A librarian is always on duty and telephone service is avalable when the library is open.
New Flagpole Garden
Hey, look us over! We're pleased to extend appreciation to Peter Caceci of Scout Troop 512 for his work designing the new garden. As his Eagle Scout project, many hours were spent researching, planning, and planting for our enjoyment. Thanks also for suggestions from the members of The Garden Club of Springfield. Peter's garden surrounds and compliments their 75th Anniversary Garden in the center of the plot.
Pick of the Week
Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden
by Jessica Walliser
It may seem counterintuitive to want bugs in a garden, but insects are indeed valuable garden companions. Especially those species known for eating the bugs that eat plants. Assassin bugs, damsel bugs, and predatory stink bugs are all carnivores that devour the bugs that dine on a garden. Attracting Beneficial Bugs to Your Garden is a book about bugs and plants, and how to create a garden that benefits from both. In addition to information on companion planting and commercial options for purchasing bugs, there are 19 detailed bug profiles and 39 plant profiles. The bug profiles include a description, a photograph for identification, an explanation of what they do for the garden, and the methods gardeners can use to attract them. The plant profiles highlight the best plants for attracting beneficial bugs and offer detailed information on size, care requirements, zone information, and bloom time. Design plans show gardeners how to design a border specifically for the bugs. This complete, hands-on guide is for anyone looking for a new, natural, and sustainable way to control pests.