Friday, June 8, 2012

Take a Storywalk with Juba!

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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