The Clearview Library District will celebrate the opening of a StoryWalk in Severance with a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Lakeview Park.
An inaugural StoryWalk Storytime will follow at 11:30 a.m. Limited spots are available and registration is required at clearviewlibrary.org/event/4625063.
StoryWalk brings together early literacy and the outdoors, with pages from a children's book installed along an outdoor path. As you progress down the path, readers will view a new page of the book. The first book at the Severance StoryWalk will be “In the Middle of Fall” by Kevin Henkes.
“We are over the moon about the new StoryWalk installation in Severance,” said Public Services Manager Casey Lansinger-Pierce. “Not only does StoryWalk promote early literacy, but it also touches on physical activity and getting outdoors, as well as family engagement. We are so excited that beautiful Lakeview Park in Severance now features a StoryWalk installation to enjoy for years to come."
The project was completed in partnership with the Town of Severance and Living Rock Church, who constructed and installed the page holders.
"We are incredibly grateful for the work the Town of Severance and Living Rock Church put into making StoryWalk a reality in Severance,” Lansginer-Pierce said. “Both organizations share our passion for early literacy in the community. We are indebted to their support and generosity."
The Severance StoryWalk is in addition to the Windsor StoryWalk at Eastman Park Pond. The featured books change each quarter and are celebrated with a special storytime program.
Attendees are asked to please wear masks and maintain 6 feet of social distance at the ribbon cutting and storytime program.
For more information, visit clearviewlibrary.org/storywalk.