RACINE — A story and a walk.
A new Story Walk opened on Monday at the Racine Library, a project of the Meigs County Library and the Middleport Pomeroy Rotary Club. The walk is around the Racine Library in the lawn.
The idea of a story walk is to have a book displayed on stands along the walk, with each display board holding a page of the book. As the person reads the book, they walk from one board to the next, completing the story along the way.
Currently, the book on the walk is “Nothing Can Frighten a Bear” by Elizabeth Dale, illustrated by Paula Metcalf.
Kristi Eblin, Director of the Meigs County Library, said that the story walk is something that the library has wanted to do for some time and that the partnership with the Rotary Club allowed that to happen.
Eblin added that the story on display will change with the seasons allowing readers to have a different story throughout the year.
Rotary representative Tina Rees thanked all those who helped on the project, including John Holman and Jeremy Rose.
Rees explained that the story walk, and others like it in the county, is something that the Rotary has wanted to be part of. Using grant funding, the first story walk at the Racine Library became a reality. Rees said she hopes this is the first of many in the county.
After the official opening, Emily Sanders, aka “Ms. Emily”, took the children attending Monday’s story time at the library on the walk for their story. The craft to follow matched the story theme.
Story times for the Meigs County Library happen at 1 p.m. following this schedule: Mondays – Racine Library; Tuesdays – Eastern Library; Wednesdays – Pomeroy Library; and Thursdays – Middleport Library. Wiggle Giggle Read happens each Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Pomeroy Library. Bagged lunches are provided for all children’s events this summer.
The story walk is open to the public during daylight hours.
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Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel.