OPL invites the public to enjoy StoryWalks at seven locations—Elkhorn, opens a new window, Florence, opens a new window, Millard, opens a new window, Saddlebrook, opens a new window, Sorensen, opens a new window, Swanson, opens a new window and Washington, opens a new window Branches. Each StoryWalk features a story about one of the characters who are joining OPL's Welcome to Storybook Land event on Saturday, Nov. 14, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Each location's character is listed below, along with links to their books in OPL's collection.
|Elkhorn Branch||Pinkalicious, opens a new window|
|Florence Branch||Bruce the Bear, opens a new window|
|Millard Branch||Cookie Mouse, opens a new window|
|Saddlebrook Branch||Ladybug Girl, opens a new window|
|Sorensen Branch||Taco Dragon, opens a new window|
|Swanson Branch||Very Hungry Caterpillar, opens a new window|
|Washington Branch||Pete the Cat, opens a new window|
"Although we are celebrating our annual Storybook Land event live virtually, we realize that people may be burned out from too much screen time, or have cabin fever from being cooped up at home," said Julie Humphrey, youth services manager. "By having the StoryWalks outside and spaced apart, family groups are able to walk through and enjoy the stories you would normally hear or read at the in-person event in a safe way."
These self-guided StoryWalks are a fun way to safely enjoy reading with young ones at a local library. They will be on display outside of these locations through Saturday, Nov. 21. While the StoryWalks are socially-distanced, please respect the space of anyone else who may be enjoying them at the same time.
Anyone who missed the Storybook Land event can also register to attend virtual storytimes with Taco Dragon, opens a new window, Cookie Mouse, opens a new window and Ladybug Girl, opens a new window in the last three weeks of December.
The StoryWalk™ Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.