Earth Day is a global holiday with Wisconsin roots. At the Hudson Area Library, we’ve planned activities to commemorate the occasion.

Nearly 200 countries now celebrate Earth Day, but the event was conceived locally by former Wisconsin Governor and Senator Gaylord Nelson. Nelson formed a bipartisan partnership to launch the national “teach-in on the environment” we now call Earth Day, held each year on April 22.

Families can join us Saturday, April 28 to plant a flower at the library. We’ll have a variety of flower options, including seeds for families to take home.

Elementary students have a special project Saturday, April 14. Using natural materials, kids can make Fairy House Dioramas here at the library. They also can make one at home and bring it to the library. We’ll display all the entries, and patrons can vote on their favorite.

For tweens and teens, we’re going to have a craft program on Saturday, April 21. We’ll recycle CDs and turn them into beautiful scratch art. There will be a separate craft for younger kids who want to participate.

There’s no registration for any of the Earth Day activities.

Hope you can join us!