The Florida Public Library (FPL) announces the installation of a StoryWalk® at Golden Hill Elementary School, located at 478 Round Hill Rd. in Florida. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.
Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden posts, which are installed along an outdoor path. As walkers stroll down the trail, they are directed to the next page in the story. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea. Located along a section of the cross-country course behind the elementary school, FPL’s StoryWalk® consists of fifteen wood posts displaying laminated pages of a picture book.
Florida’s StoryWalk® kicked off with a very special book, S is for Suplex, illustrated by Golden Hill’s own art teacher, Nick Camia. Currently on display is A Special Christmas Tree by Florida resident and author Ed Finnerty that celebrates last year’s Rockefeller Center tree which was provided by a Florida family.
The library will continue to change the stories and hopes to have student artwork displayed throughout the year. Local contractor Bob Verblaauw donated his services, as well as some of the materials needed, and he and a group of teen volunteers were responsible for the installation of the project.
Residents are invited to visit the StoryWalk® on the weekends and when school is not in session. For more information, call the library at 651-7659 or visit www.floridapubliclibrary.org.
The Florida Public Library (FPL) announces the installation of a StoryWalk® at Golden Hill Elementary School, located at 478 Round Hill Rd. in Florida.