Saturday, May 5, 2012

Maryland's Howard County Library: The New Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Society, a Collaborative Visioning Effort

New Miller library branch prepares to open learning garden. (Baltimore Sun, 5/5/2012)

Excerpt: The new Miller library branch in Ellicott City will open its Enchanted Garden next weekend, an outdoor learning space that will be one of the few nationwide to be owned and tended by a public library. 

The space, which will offer classes and activities related to nutrition, environmental science and gardening, was named for the now-defunct Enchanted Forest amusement park on nearby U.S. 40. 

There will also be programs on meditation, acupuncture, insects and painting in the new space, said Rita Hamlet (University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate), the development specialist in charge of the quarter-acre garden. A variety of programs during the grand opening will showcase the garden space's offerings.

Admit it.  You're curious about the Enchanted Forest Amusement Park.

The Shorter version

Atlas Obscura.

Maryland’s Enchanted Forest is like Candyland after a neutron bomb strike.


Marie Boleman said...

Thanks Paul. I appreciate these updates on library expansions, remodels, etc. There are some very interesting visions out there that we may otherwise miss.

Marie Boleman
Ethel Everhard Memorial Library

Brett said...

So, basically, like Storybook Gardens in the Dells.