Literacy and Recreation Program now available to Delaware County Residents
Delaware County residents can now take part in StoryWalk at Rose Tree Park! Located in the upper field behind the amphitheater stage, StoryWalk is a children's story book that is spread out page by page across 19 reading stations along an approximately .25 mile trail that promotes health and literacy in children. StoryWalk is generally geared for children between the ages of 1-7. You can find a map of the StoryWalk's location and reading station trail by clicking this link. Find the StoryWalk welcome sign, as seen above, to begin your journey!
Read the StoryWalk Opening Ceremony Press Release here. Watch the StoryWalk grand opening speech by Delaware County Councilman Dave White here. The StoryWalk project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Delaware County Libraries is proud to be the first library system in the region that offers all of its patrons the StoryWalk project.
The StoryWalk book will be changed throughout the year, so check our website and social media accounts as we'll be announcing new StoryWalk books. Currently in the StoryWalk is Longwood Gardens Community Read selection The Tree Lady, written by H. Joseph Hopkins and illustrated by Jill McElmurry.
Past StoryWalk Books:
• Up, Down, and Around written by Katherine Ayres and illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott from May 2016-October 2016.
• The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom from October 2016-February 2017.
• How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? written by Jane Yolen and illustrated by Mark Teague from February 2017-June 2017.
• El Perro con Sombrero: A Bilingual Doggy Tale written by Derek Taylor Kent and illustrated by Jed Henry from June 2017-September 2017.
• Duck on a Bike by David Shannon from September 2017-January 2018
• Rosie Revere, Engineer, written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts from January 2018-March 2018