In 2016, the Belfast Garden Club donated the following new garden and horticulture books to the Belfast Free Library. The books were purchased with funds raised at the Green Thumb Plant Sale held in May.
Adams, George. 2013. Gardening for the Birds: How to Create a Bird-friendly Backyard. Portland OR, Timber Press. 444pp.
Baldwin, Debra Lee. 2013. Succulents Simplified: Growing, Designing, and Crafting with 100 Easy-care Varieties. Portland OR, Timber Press. 272pp.
Darke, Rick and Doug Tallamy. 2014. The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity in the Home Garden. Portland OR. Timber Press. 392 pp.
Gracie, Carol. 2012. Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast: A Natural History. Princeton Univ. Press. 272pp.
Keys, Andrew and Kerry Michaels. 2015. Growing the Northeast Garden. Portland OR, Timber Press.
McDowell, Marta. 2016. All the Presidents'Gardens: Madison's Cabbages to Kennedy's Roses--How the White House Grounds have grown with America. Portland OR Timberpress. 336 pp.
Soule, Deb. 2013. How to Move Like a Gardner: Planting and Preparing Medicines from Plants. Steiner Books. 256pp.
William, Thomas R. 2015. The Art of Gardening: Design, Inspiration, and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer. Timber Press. Portland OR. 338pp.
Books for Children
Aalto, Catherine. 2015. The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh. Timberpress. 308 pp.
Worth, Bernie & Aristedes Ruiz. 2001. O Say Can You Seed? All About Flowering Plants.
The library displays the new books for public perusal before placing them on the shelves for circulation.
The Belfast Garden Club fosters the acquisition of knowledge of gardening and protection of native flora and fauna. The club has promoted civic beautification since 1929. The club welcomes new members and volunteers year round and extends a warm welcome to all.