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Grand Opening Event for the North Street Community Connector StoryWalk®

October 23, 2021, 1:00 PM2:00 PM

Free

The Waterville Public Library and partners are delighted to announce the launch of a StoryWalk® at the North Street Community Connector Trail in Waterville, Maine! Beginning Saturday, October 23, 2021, please visit and enjoy reading the book “Daniel Finds a Poem” by Micha Archer as you walk along the trail behind the North Street playground and alongside the Messalonskee Stream. Daniel Finds a Poem celebrates the poetry that is in and for everyone and everything. What is poetry? If you look and listen, it is all around you!

This opening event will feature guided tours led by staff of the Children’s Discovery Museum, Waterville Creates, and the Waterville Public Library; cider, donuts, and apples, and free copies of Daniel Finds a Poem while supplies last. This event is free for all ages. Adults are welcome! The rain date will be Sunday, October 24.

StoryWalk® promotes reading, movement, relationships, outside time, and exploration. “A StoryWalk® is a lovely way for children and adults to wander in discovery and delight with great children’s books immersed in nature,” said Liz Davis, Children’s Librarian. A StoryWalk® offers laminated pages of children’s books along a walking trail. As you stroll down the trail, discover the unfolding of a story with engaging prompts. The North Street Community Connector Trail StoryWalk® starts at the trailhead across the street from Quarry Road in Waterville. New stories will keep coming along. While supplies last, copies of current StoryWalk® books will be available for pick-up for free at the Waterville Public Library located at 73 Elm St. ­

Waterville StoryWalk® is a fun way for children and adults to enjoy both the great outdoors and great children’s books. StoryWalk® helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children. Waterville StoryWalk® is made possible through a community partnership of the Waterville Public Library, Waterville Parks & Recreation, Waterville Creates, Children’s Discovery Museum, and the Colby College Civic Engagement and Community Partnerships Program along with financial support from the Mollusca Fund, Waterville Area Women’s Club, and other anonymous donors.

Details

Date:
October 23, 2021
Time:
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Waterville Public Library
Phone:
872-5433
Email:
librarian@watervillelibrary.org

Venue

North Street Community Connector
North Street, across from Quarry Road
Waterville, ME
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