Ocean City Library Offers “StoryWalk”

first_imgThe Ocean City Free Public Library Children’s Librarian Taimi Kelley is ready to take kids who love to read on a “StoryWalk.”The kickoff for the “StoryWalk” is Oct. 9 at 10 a.m. The adventure takes place at Lake Memorial Park, 407 Wesley Ave., in Ocean City. There’s also a special meet-and-greet in the park at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 17. Children get ready to read a good book and take a walk in nature with other friends who love books. Masks are required and everyone must social distance.A “StoryWalk” was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, for kids and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden stakes, installed along an outdoor path. As children stroll down the trail, they’re directed to the next page in the story.If you can’t make the first “StoryWalk,” don’t worry. There will be more “StoryWalks” through the end of November.Characters will be hidden in the park, and kids can go on a scavenger hunt to find characters when they are finished reading the story. Every family who completes the scavenger hunt will be entered to win a special prize at the end of November. StoryWalk is the latest activity offered by the library to engage children.last_img read more