Fall weather is here, and the McPherson Public Library is encouraging kids to go outside and read a book – but not in the way one might imagine. From October 4 through October 26, kids and families can enjoy McPherson’s first Storybook Walk, presented by the library in Memorial Park, across the street from the library and west of the courthouse.
In the Storybook Walk, pages from a children’s book – the first one is The Scarecrow’s Hat, by Ken Brown -- are laminated and each page is displayed on a small post. The pages are about 40 paces apart along the path in the park, and families can read the book as they walk along it.
The library will install a new book midway through October. "This is a great chance for parents and kids to get outside in the wonderful fall weather and share a great book and get some exercise too!" said Mandy Martin, Children’s Librarian at the library.
The Storybook Walk is based on The StoryWalk® Project, which was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.
For more information, call 245-2570 or email the children’s library at email@example.com.