Spring StoryWalk®: ‘The Cars and Trucks Book’
Middleton’s Spring StoryWalk® takes on a fun exploration of all things cars and trucks StoryWalk® adventures are back in Downtown Middleton. Middleton Public Library and…
Middleton’s Spring StoryWalk® takes on a fun exploration of all things cars and trucks
StoryWalk® adventures are back in Downtown Middleton.
Middleton Public Library and Downtown Middleton Business Association are teaming up once again to bring stories to life through an outdoor, interactive storytelling experience.
This spring’s StoryWalk® will feature the book “The Cars and Trucks Book,” by Todd Parr, which brings his trademark bright colors and bold lines in this book about cars, trucks, and occasionally buses. This is Middleton’s ninth StoryWalk® and will take place March 24 through May 28.
“We wanted to find a way to include children and families in the excitement downtown with the new construction of Stone Horse Green — the downtown community space that is being built on Hubbard Avenue,” said Andrea Van Nest, DMBA president and co-owner of the Longtable Beer Cafe. “Using construction as our StoryWalk® theme and pairing it with a Hard Hat Club sounded like the perfect way to reach kids who love construction trucks and machinery and generate some excitement for the project.”
What is a StoryWalk®?
A StoryWalk® allows families to follow the book, page by page, by visiting 26 stops throughout Downtown Middleton. The stops will have an illustrated poster and can be viewable on a numbered map.
Pick up a StoryWalk® map at the Middleton Public Library or download one online here. A free copy of the book will be available to the first 500 kids.
And this spring, some children will even receive their own copy of the book.
“Thanks to the Friends of the Middleton Public Library, we are able to offer a free book to the first 500 kids who stop by the Middleton Public Library and pick up their StoryWalk® map,” said Katie Ganser, head of youth services at Middleton Public Library.
Want to support the library’s next StoryWalk®?
If interested in donating to the next StoryWalk®’s activities and book giveaways, please reach out to the Middleton Public Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. Not all StoryWalks® can afford to provide free books to children; donations to the program help make this possible.
StoryWalk® is presented by Middleton Public Library and Downtown Middleton Business Association. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.