Get your family outside to stretch their legs and read a book at the same time with StoryWalk®. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children – and adults – to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.
A StoryWalk® is a book that has been taken apart and presented page by page on a trail, bike path, or in store windows to promote reading and exercise. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
Miss Jill and the Upper Sandusky Community Library initially brought the concept to the community in July and have presented a new StoryWalk® each month. For November, Miss Jill has selected a book perfect for the holiday season. ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey is a tall tale of tall-tailed toms. “On the night before Thanksgiving, a group of children visit a turkey farm and meet Farmer Mack Nuggett and his coop of cockerels: Ollie, Stanley, Larry, Moe, Wally, Beaver, Shemp, and Groucho. The children and turkeys giggle and gobble, and everything is gravy. As the trip comes to an end, the children leave the farm with full hearts – and bulging bellies – reminding people and poultry alike that there is much to be thankful for.”
The StoryWalk® begins at the library and continues in the windows of the following businesses: A Cut Above, Corner Inn, SURGE, Neumeister’s Candy Shoppe, Fay Family Dental Care, A.J.’s Heavenly Pizza, Johnson Orthodontics, The Barber Shop, Community First Bank, First Citizens National Bank, Upper Fire Systems, Richardson Flower, Woods’ Antiques ‘N More, and Koehler Drug.
For more information about this or any other Upper Sandusky Community Library program, stop by the front desk or call the library at 419-294-1345.