StoryWalk Press Release

StoryWalk Arrives at Rose Tree Park
Literacy and Recreation Program now available to Delaware County Residents

Middletown, PA – Delaware County Libraries, in collaboration with Delaware County Council, the Parks & Recreation Department, and volunteers from Williamson College of the Trades, have successfully implemented the inaugural StoryWalk at Rose Tree Park (1671 N. Providence Rd, Media, PA 19063). The StoryWalk is located in the western portion of the park in the field behind the amphitheater stage.

StoryWalk is a wonderful way for adults and their young children or grandchildren to combine literacy skills and healthy exercise as they walk roughly 1,300ft to each of the 19 reading stations while enjoying the beauty of Rose Tree Park. The activity combines exercise and reading to further enhance health and literacy in children and adults. StoryWalk is a free activity for all Delaware County residents that is accessible during normal park hours. Bring your walking shoes, your reading glasses, and enjoy StoryWalk at Rose Tree Park!

The first installment of StoryWalk at Rose Tree Park features the Pennsylvania One Book, Every Young Child 2008 selection “Up, Down, and Around” by author Katherine Ayres, and illustrator Nadine Bernard Westcott. The short story introduces children to gardening and the relationship between plants and animals. With its rhythmic presentation and vivid illustrations, “Up, Down, and Around” is sure to be a big hit with children and adults alike.

Delaware County Libraries is an agency of county government that provides support services for 26 independent member libraries. For information about the wide range of library services available to all county residents, visit: www.delcolibraries.org, or follow us on Twitter @delcolibraries, Facebook at www.facebook.com/delawarecountylibraries, and Instagram @delawarecountylibraries. 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.

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