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Posted on: October 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] StoryWalk Opens at Smoot Park

The StoryWalk® program is an innovative idea that brings books out of the library to well-populated outdoor community spaces. The program gives children the opportunity to develop literacy skills while playing, and the whole family can partake in fun, healthy outdoor exercise. A StoryWalk® consists of pages that have been removed from a picture book and glued onto posters, which are then staged in a park or other walkable public space. 

Currently on exhibit at the Smoot Park StoryWalk is Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. "Leonardo is truly a terrible monster-terrible at being a monster that is. No matter how hard he tries, he can't seem to frighten anyone. Determined to succeed, Leonardo sets himself to training and research. Finally, he finds a nervous little boy, and scares the tuna salad out of him! But scaring people isn't quite as satisfying as he thought it would be. Leonardo realizes that he might be a terrible, awful monster-but he could be a really good friend."

Look for Smoot Park StoryWalk half-mile loop-style trail near the skatepark. New stories will be added every four to six weeks. 

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