Five years ago, Anne Ferguson created a project to promote physical activity, literacy, and family time together in nature and named it StoryWalk. The project involves taking a children's book apart, and laminating and mounting each page on a stake. The pages are placed at intervals along a bike path or park walking route for all to enjoy as people walk, jog, bike, ski, or snowshoe. Once a number of books were in StoryWalk format, they were loaned out at no cost across the state.
Ferguson appeared on the Channel 3 Morning News to talk about StoryWalk. Watch the video for more.
There will be a StoryWalk Festival in Montpelier's Hubbard Park Oct. 6, meeting at the new shelter. Throughout the park, eight books will be posted along the park's paths for all to read and enjoy. There will be book signings by authors David McPhail and Leda Schubert. Refreshments and entertainment are planned.