Cosmo sitting on a counter with a vase of flowers. He looks intrigued!

Meow and greetings everyone. It’s Cosmo the Library Cat here with a message of hope: winter is almost over! It might not seem like it right now, but my keen feline senses are telling me that spring is near.

Fortunately, the Grand County Public Library has plenty of books to help us get ready for the transition to warmer, sunnier days. The children’s room has some of my very favorite books about spring, such as “Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms” by Julia Rawlinson and “When Spring Comes,” by Kevin Henkes. Both books are beautifully illustrated and perfectly evoke the feeling of spring. They remind me of my kitten days when I first discovered the joys of rolling around in cool, green grass and enjoying the smell of spring flowers.

Speaking of which, I know many humans like to plant gardens in spring, and I for one am grateful. There’s no better snack than those tiny, tender shoots freshly emerged from the earth. 

The library has lots of books about gardening for readers of all ages, including gardening in small spaces and growing in hot dry climates. Right now, I’m reading “Stokes Bird Gardening Book: The Complete Guide to Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard.” It turns out birds are very particular about which types of trees and flowers they prefer, and if you plant the kinds they like, they will come visit you. I can’t recommend this book enough, especially if you’re into bird-watching like I am. 

Of course, no matter what the season, it’s always a good time to read. Stop by the library and we can help you find the perfect book for whatever your mood. 

Meanwhile, don’t despair. Spring is coming soon!