Monday, June 29, 2020

Ringtown Library Announces New Innovative Program to Engage Families to Get Outdoors and Read

On Monday, the Ringtown Area Library unveiled it’s first ever StoryWalk© for all to enjoy.

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages of a children’s book are attached to stakes and installed along a walking path, in a park, or in our case in a grassy area along the border of St. John’s Lutheran Church parking lot located behind the church at 106 W. Main Street, Ringtown. 

The StoryWalk® concept was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalks® have been gaining in popularity and are popping up in communities all across the country. 

The Ringtown Area Library was awarded a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation to bring this concept to northern Schuylkill County. The library plans to display at least 3 different stories in 3 different locations around the Ringtown Valley during the course of this summer. 

Most stories feature an active element to encourage kids and families to act out the motions of the story. Follow the library’s Facebook page for updates on when and where upcoming StoryWalks® will occur. 

Each story will be available for a period of 1 to 2 weeks to allow families ample time to get out and enjoy this active literacy outreach effort. 

Currently, families can enjoy "Bounce: from June 29th through July 3rd and again from July 6th – 11th.

Photos and Information Submitted by the Ringtown Area Library.

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