This Summer we are Going to be Loud!
The Youth Services Department is mixing up our summer reading program by pushing the traditional reading log aside and creating a take home map that goes along with our StoryWalk® on Main Street.
StoryWalk® is essentially a “progressive” picture book where participants can read an entire book while walking along a trail or designated path. With help from Branford’s local merchants and a grant from the Guilford Savings Bank we were able to bring this program to life with Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay; a true story about a small town that transformed their community’s dire predicament by creating a touring orchestra with instruments built from recycled trash.
Pages from the book will be on display in merchants windows along Main Street. Readers in Kindergarten and up are welcome to read the book and complete the StoryWalk® bonus challenges featured on each page. Once participants complete the book as well as ALL the challenges they will be eligible for a grand prize drawing at summers end.
Kids can pick up the map in the Youth Services Department or participating merchants.
To experience StoryWalk® as a group click here.
StoryWalk® will run the duration of summer reading – Monday June 18 – Friday August 17.
Be sure to check our calendar for information about additional summer programming.
Looking for a good book? Head to our Books & Reading page for a combination of different recommended reading lists.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library in hope of bringing families outside to exercise their bodies and brains.