Since 2020, storywalks have been a popular element of our summer reading program in Douglas. We have deployed them at Douglas Orchard and Farm and on the Southern New England Trunkline Trail. So far, we have “built” our storywalks by laminating picture book pages, sticking them on lawn signs with velcro, and staking them into the ground. If Ethan Chisholm gets his way, we will soon have a very fancy, very permanent storywalk that will be enjoyable during all seasons:
We are excited to announce Ethan Chisholm, a scout from Troop 316 in Douglas, is working on his Eagle Rank Scout project, which aims to create a storywalk for our Library and our community. Storywalks are fun, interactive activities that promote reading, exercise, and outdoor exploration. Our project will feature a series of stations, each displaying a different page of a children’s book. The signs will be placed along the Southern New England Trunkline Trail at the end of Depot Street, allowing families to read the story as they walk. We believe this project will not only provide a fun and educational activity for families, but also promote the benefits of outdoor activity and exercise.
Ethan needs your help to make this project a reality. He is seeking donations to cover the costs of the materials to build the stations. Any amount, no matter how small, will make a difference. Your donation will not only help Ethan achieve his Eagle Scout Rank but will also benefit the community for years to come.
For $150, you can sponsor a station! A plaque with your name will be posted on your station. All donations can be venmoed to Pam Chisholm or brought to the Library. Cash or checks made out to Ethan Chishom can be accepted at the Library.