Gather at the art benches, listen to stories, participate in art & nature activities with National Park Service Rangers and take home free, gently used and new books! Books & Benches is a project of the Somerset Elementary Family Book Drive in partnership with The Phipps Center for the Arts and local libraries to promote summer reading and expose families to community art in the St. Croix River Valley. Go to ArtBenchTrail.org for more information about the St. Croix River Valley Art Bench Trail, including directions to the art benches. We’ll be meeting at the Art Bench at the south end of Lakefront Park. No registration required.