The town of Greece recently celebrated its new StoryWalk along the walking trail at Greece Town Hall with an unveiling ceremony.
The StoryWalk resulted from a collaboration between Greece Public Library and the town of Greece Parks and Recreation Department. There are 18 reading stations spaced along a quarter-mile of the trail. The stations include weather-resistant frames with pages from children’s books.
The first featured book is “Be Who You Are” by Todd Parr, who encourages children to embrace their individuality and be proud of what makes them unique. With its bold outlines and vibrantly colored pages, “Be Who You Are” appeals to readers of all ages.
“This is a wonderful way for adults and their young children or grandchildren to combine literacy skills and healthy exercise as they visit the 18 reading stations of the StoryWalk,” Supervisor Bill Reilich said. “We are happy to offer both educational and exercise opportunities at the Greece Town Hall campus.”
Friends of the Greece Public Library provided funding for the frames. The StoryWalk concept was created by Anne Ferguson and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont.