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Friday, June 8, 2012
What a GREAT idea! I only wish I could be there for the launch!
The Annapolis Valley Regional Library has received funding to create a StoryWalk™ from the picture
book, "Juba This, Juba That" by Helaine Becker and illustrated by Ron Lightburn, published by Tundra
Books. StoryWalk™ is an exciting initiative that combines a children’s story with a walking route, and
was developed in September, 2007 by Anne Ferguson and the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition.
This project combines the benefits of physical activity, time spent outdoors in nature, literacy, and
family time. Funds to create the project came from the Wellness Initiative Fund from the Annapolis
Valley Health Community Health Boards, and additional funds came from Eastern Kings and Annapolis
County's Active Kids Healthy Kids funding. Other partners include the Town of Bridgetown and the
Municipality of the County of Kings.
The StoryWalk™ will be installed at Jubilee Park in Bridgetown and at the Port Williams Community Park.
There will also be sets of the signs available for schools and community groups to borrow for group
events. The StoryWalk™ will be unveiled on June 11 at Jubilee Park in Bridgetown at 10:45 AM.
Illustrator Ron Lightburn will be attending the launch, and the public is invited. There will be a reading
of the book, walking the StoryWalk™, stickers for the kids, a book draw, and refreshments. Stay tuned for
For further information, or to schedule an interview, please contact
Angela J. Reynolds, Head of Youth Services
902-665-2995 ext. 224
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