Members of the Dracut Garden Club loosen the earth to prepare the ground for an assortment of flowers., COURTESY PHOTO

THE VALLEY DISPATCH, DRACUT — Everybody is looking forward to the opening on the new Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library.

It’s been a long time coming. The library is the heart of the town and is a place for everyone, with many things to do and find. Newcomers to our town can go there and find information about the town and its residents.

The work on the outside is almost complete and the inside is starting to shape up as well. The Dracut Garden Club is honored to take part in the new look for the library by planting and maintaining a front garden. Club members recently planted spring bulbs around the building.

By next spring there will be more than 100 new blooms, including day lillies, a mixture of crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils, milkdrops and snowdrops.

“The colors will be just lovely next spring,” said Garden Club member Isabel Flynn. “This is going to be an ongoing project for the Garden Club with members maintaining the garden each month. We hope the site will make everyone want to stop and enjoy the garden as they visit the library.”

This is the second site in the town that is overseen by the Garden Club. The “Seasons Of Harmony Garden” is located at the Historical Society on Lakeview Avenue and honors Mrs. Orpha Fox, one of the town’s matriarchs.

The club also coordinates the annual tree planting and Arbor Day Celebration at Veterans Memorial Park in April.