Birds in Palmer had some new spots to nest Monday evening, July 17th. About 50 kids spent the day making birdhouses at the Richmond Township Library.
With some help from parents, kids attached wooden parts, sanded rough corners and decorated their finished birdhouses. The birdhouses didn't come with any specific kind of mounting, so the kids could choose where to put them.
"Some of them want to put them in their bedroom as decoration," Library Director Jan St. Germain said. "Some of them are going to take them out. You can put them on a pod, like a tripod, if you want. They can hang them in a tree, whatever they want. They can put their personal touch on how they hang them."
The library funded the event with a $1,000 grant from the Negaunee Area Community Fund, an affiliate of the Community Foundation of Marquette County. The grant also covers the library's entire summer reading program.