Check out the two wonderful rain gardens that have recently been planted on the library lawn. What is a rain garden? A rain garden is a landscaped, shallow depression that allows rain and snowmelt to be collected and seep naturally into the ground. Water from the library roof will be diverted into the rain gardens instead of filling the storm sewers and eventually the streams and rivers. The library’s rain gardens have been planted not only to divert water but also as an educational tool for Summit residents. The rain gardens were planted at no cost to the library and were made possible by the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Water Resources Program, the Rahway River Watershed Association and the Summit Environmental Commission. Funding was provided by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation - Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Competitive Grants Program.