SARATOGA SPRINGS — Yaddo unveiled its new lending library in the Yaddo Gardens on Aug. 9, among a group of children present and a classical quintet performing “Here Comes The Sun.”
The free library offers books for children and young adults.
“All of us who love and support the arts know that the cultivation of the next generation of readers, theater goers, art and music lovers, movie buffs, depends on us and what we do to captivate our young,” said Yaddo President Elaina Richardson. “This library is a wonderful addition to our Gardens and extends our support to young readers and Saratoga students.”
The project received the support of Stewart’s Shops. “The encouragement of reading and creativity is key to the health of young minds,” Stewart’s Foundation President Susan Dake said in a statement.
The Yaddo Reads Lending Library will be available for the rest of the season during Garden Open Hours: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as well as Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed Fridays) through Oct. 15.
Built from sustainable materials (recycled milk jugs), the Yaddo Reads Lending Library is element- and pest-resistant and will feature new books for children to read at their own pace, borrow, and return. Yaddo will replenish the book supply such that the program is inclusive and equitable to all who use this as a creative resource.