Now that we’ve finally had at least two solid days without a severe storm, our two summer reading storywalks have been deployed! If you take your child out for a storywalk, go to the URL on the last sign for a fun questionnaire (or come pick up one from the Library) to fill out for a summer reading prize. There’s some cool stuff in the prize room, y’all. Like dinosaur head garbage grabbers! Although of course reading is it’s own reward… Assuming the weather holds and our signs don’t blow away, we plan on switching out the stories a couple of times before summer is over. I’ll let you know when we change stories.
The first storywalk is on the Southern New England Trunkline Trail, starting at the Depot Street parking lot. From Main Street, turn onto Depot and follow it until it dead-ends at a walking trail. You can’t miss it! The story featured right now is Night Walk by Marie Dorleans. I checked with the DCR guys, and they said it is cool if you want to come after dusk and do the walk by flashlight. That seems like it would be a magical experience. Just be very liberal with the bug spray.
Our second storywalk is at Douglas Orchard and Farm (36 Locust Street, in case you didn’t know). It begins in the apple trees next to the concert pavilion and wraps around a couple rows of the orchard. The story right now is The Little Library by Margaret McNamara and G. Brian Karas. Farm hours are Thursday-Sunday 8am-4pm, and the storywalk will also be available during the Saturday night concerts happening throughout the summer (see here for more info).
A big thanks to the Friends of the Library and Douglas Cultural Council for funding these storywalks, and the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Douglas Orchard and Farm for hosting them.
The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.