The month of May is National Pet Month! We have partnered with Franklin County Humane Society to create a fun way to brag about your pet. Here’s what we want you to do:

1) Dress your pet up as your favorite author or character from a book (anthropomorphism with a slight twist)
2) Take a picture
3) Bring in or email the picture to us with a label of who they are portraying
4) Come by the library and vote for your favorites! You can vote for more than one!
5) Make a donation to the Humane Society

The winner will be announced at the end of the month, based on the pet with the most votes, and a prize will be given.

You can drop donations for the Franklin County Humane Society off at the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library and we will handle the rest. Some of the donated items we are accepting include cash, bleach, laundry detergent, clay cat litter (not clumping), sheets, blankets, towels, dog treats (no raw hides), canned dog/cat food, and stuffed animals.

Our email is :

A Seed Library has been established to encourage residents to plant native wildflowers and vegetables that provide food for bees, butterflies, moths and other insects. Fall is the best time to plat wildflowers. The purpose of the program is to help spread knowledge about the important role insects play in our ecosystem. Did you know that between 75% and 95% of all flowering plants need pollinators to reproduce and produce the food that we harvest from them. If fact, one out of every three bites of food is a product of pollination. Pollinators have been declining in recent years due to loss of habitat and food, and the use of pesticides on lawns. We have bee balm, Black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, beach sunflower, American spinach, seed exchange lettuce mix, purple top turnips, Vate’s collards, Rutabaga, Green arrow peas, mustard greens, and southern collards.
The Seed Library is a collaboration between The Reserve, the Friends of the Reserve, and the Franklin County Master Gardener volunteers, and the Franklin County Libraries. Seed packets and information on how to plant them can be picked up at our library.


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