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Southbury Public Library

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Southbury, CT 06488
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Library News

5/18/2021 - Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust Special Display in Brinker Fireplace Room

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is currently sponsoring an informative display about the Center’s services and activities in the glass display cabinet in the Southbury Public Library’s Brinker Fireplace Room. The display can be viewed during library hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:30am- 4:30pm, Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30am – 6:30pm, and Saturday, 9:30am- 4:00pm.

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that focuses on environmental education, and on the acquisition, conservation, and stewardship of open space. Through its land trust initiatives, Flanders actively works to protect important natural sites and the area’s landscape character and quality of life. Flanders manages over 2,400 acres of preserved land in Woodbury and neighboring towns. Trails at its seven major nature preserves are open to the public at no charge from dawn to dusk. Educational programs for children and adults are offered at the Van Vleck Farm and Nature Sanctuary, Flanders’ main campus in Woodbury.

Flanders’ popular summer camp series opens June 7 and runs through September 3. Children can explore nature, art, agriculture, and ecology in a fun healthy and stimulating outdoor environment. From farming fun to outdoor explorations, art adventures or creative cooking, Flanders’ summer camp offers more than 60 programs to keep children ages 3 to 13 entertained!

Flanders invites the whole community to come out and spend a fun filled family day exploring their farm and nature sanctuary on Saturday, May 22 from 11 AM to 4 PM during their Flanders Festival: A Celebration of Art, Farming & Nature! Come enjoy a picnic lunch and meet their brand-new arrivals at the Flanders North Barn. Also, Flanders welcomes all ages and levels to participate in our 6th Flanders Field & Forest 5K on June 4th at 6 PM. Run, jog or walk through 3.1 miles of beautiful trails! To learn more about Flanders and all upcoming programs/events visit or call 203-263-3711.