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Local Children’s Author to Lead StoryWalk in Bath’s Library Park
Local Children’s Author to Lead StoryWalk in Bath’s Library Park

 

The community is invited to take a self-guided StoryWalk at Library Park on Wednesday, May 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 pm. A StoryWalk is an innovative way to combine physical activity and reading and is appropriate for all ages. Pages of a book are transformed into signs that are laid out in a trail, inviting families, children, caregivers, teachers, and others to follow the path of pages.

The book offered for this StoryWalk is Scoot! a nature-filled story by Maine children’s author and illustrator Cathryn Falwell. Falwell will visit the Library Park Gazebo at 4:00 p.m. to present an interactive word game about movement, read from Scoot!, and lead visitors through the StoryWalk. Scoot! and other books by the author will be available for purchase and signing.

“This is the perfect spring story for Bath’s Library Park,” says event planner Marla Davis, RN from Mid Coast Hospital’s Community Health Improvement Department. “The park pond becomes a centerpiece for the story and the movements that mimic animals.”

The StoryWalk is part of the 5-2-1-0/Let’s Go! project. Mid Coast Hospital works with local schools, early childhood centers, and community organizations to spread information about fruits and vegetable, more physical activity, less screen time, fewer sweetened beverages, and more milk and water. Local StoryWalk partners also include RSU #1 and the Patten Free Library Children’s Room.

For more information on 5-2-1-0/Let’s Go! please call Mid Coast Hospital’s Community Health Improvement/Healthline at (207) 373-6585.

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