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What's New in the Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library: New Books and Resources

Learn about new resources, exhibits and programs in the library.

New Books in the Library: Fall 2018

Late Bloomer: How to Garden with Comfort, Ease and Simplicity in the Second Half of Life by Jan Coppola Bills. 


Hops: Herb of the Year 2018 from the International Herb Association.

The Herbal Apothecary by J. J. Pursell. Prepare for our winter 2019 Healers and Killers event by reading this book of 100 medicinal herbs and how to use them! 

New Children's Books: Fall 2018

In the Snow by Huy Voun Lee. Xiao Ming and his mother are spending a winter day in the forest, and the snow is the perfect place to draw characters for words such as "tree" and "sparkling." Xiao Ming's mother helps him see the picture within each character — a trick sure to appeal to readers new to the Chinese written language.

Du iz Tak by Carson Ellis. This invented-language picture book tells the story of insects who find a seedling.

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert. A man of leaves blows away, traveling wherever the wind may take him.

Welcome to the Library!

The Tower Hill Library is open to all on the lower floor of the Stoddard Education and Visitors Center! Come visit us Thursdays through Sundays, 10am-4pm, and check out more info on our collections and history below.

New in the Library

As of Spring 2019, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library has two new collections! The Seed Library and Adaptive Gardening Tool Collection officially open on April 25, 2019. 

Adaptive Gardening Tools check out for one month at a time. See our full list of Adaptive Gardening Tools available for borrowing for more details.

Seeds from the Seed Library Collection check out for one growing season. We request you save seeds from your plants and return them for others' use the next year--but if you aren't able to return seeds, that's all right too. The list of seeds is currently only available on-site in the Library.

Tower Hill Library Basics

All are welcome in the Tower Hill Botanic Garden Library! Our library is open Thursdays through Sundays, from 10am to 4pm, year-round on the lower level of the Stoddard Building. 

You'll find the library an inviting place to visit before or after spending time in the Gardens. We have comfortable chairs to sit and catch up with a wide variety of gardening journals and an extensive collection of garden literature for all ages and abilities. Our children's section offers books, games, a couch to sit and read a story, and a 'please touch' table to explore. We always have interesting exhibits featuring materials and artifacts from our collections, which stretch back to the beginnings of the Worcester County Horticultural Society in the 1840s--and before!

Tower Hill members may borrow from the collections. Items circulate for one month, with the possibility of renewal.

Please check the library homepage for general information about our programs and services, as well as special hours associated with exhibits or events. Email with your questions or requests.

E-Resources in the Tower Hill Library

We've created a new libguide to provide easy access to some of our online resources, including newsletters, special collections, guidebooks and information from past exhibits. It's just the beginning of a more comprehensive guide to the many rich resources available in our library collections. Please take a look and let us know what you think!