Join us for a very special story time with local author Casi Babinchak. "The Rescue of Philip the Houseplant" is based on the true story of Penn State freshman Luke Babinchak and the plant he was given as a gift by his grandmother when he started college. The now famous (houseplant) Philip captured the hearts of the Penn State community and beyond when he was accidentally left behind in Luke’s dorm room over Spring Break 2020 and a world-wide pandemic kept Luke from returning to retrieve him. When the family reached out to the Penn State Housing office to ask for help, the response received was warm and witty, and the rescue of Philip and the staff’s documentation of his “adventures” to follow brought happiness to many during a difficult time. Casi will read the book and have copies available for sale & to sign. Our own, Dakota, also a Penn Stater, will be here to share some tips with the kiddos on the wonderful world of plants!