Local library, rec center set up new StoryWalk
Martha Washington Library, in cooperation with the Mount Vernon Rec Center, has set up a new StoryWalk(R) for families along a short paved trail linking the two facilities.
Using the children's picture book "Where's My Teddy?" by Jez Alborough, the library has mounted each of the pages on individual signs along the trail, which starts just to the left past the library and proceeds to the rec center parking lot and back.
According to Martha Washington Library staff, the books are targeted to children in preschool and Kindergarten. The library started the program several years ago and has typically updated the stories seasonally. Upon completing the StoryWalk, families are invited to pick up a related take-home craft at the library during its opening hours.
StoryWalk, created by Vermont resident Anne Ferguson, combines the pleasure of reading and the joys and benefits of taking a walk outdoors. The interactive trails build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity.