A popular program meant to inspire both a love of reading and of being outdoors has returned.
Burlington Public Library Director Michael Wick said he is pleased to announce the return of StoryWalk in partnership with Burlington Mall.
StoryWalk officially opened on Friday, June 3, at the Village at Burlington Mall and will last through October.
Each month, a new story will be displayed. This month, StoryWalk opened with “The Year We Learned to Fly,” by Jacqueline Woodsen. The story follows two young siblings heeding advice and wisdom from their grandmother, and teaches children the resilience and strength of their minds and imaginations.
“StoryWalk encourages enjoyment of reading and the outdoors,” Wick said. “Families follow a path of displays featuring laminated pages of children’s books. As families walk, they are directed to the next page in the story, which creates an adventurous experience for all ages.”
Monthly selections are:
- June: “The Year We Learned to Fly,” by Jacqueline Woodsen
- July: “Blueberry Cake,” by Sarah Dillard
- August: “Pete the Cat: Firefighter Pete,” by James Dean
- September: “Eyes that Kiss in the Corners,” by Johanna Ho
- October: “Shubh Diwali,” by Chitra Soundar
Both partners in this endeavor said they were happy to have StoryWalk back again for 2022.
“StoryWalk was incredibly popular last year, so we are pleased to bring it back for a second year,” Director Wick said. “Thank you to Burlington Mall for once again supporting this great program.”
“Burlington Mall is excited to expand our partnership with the Library and host family- friendly activities in The Village and The Park,” said Sheila Hennessy, Director of Marketing and Business Development at Burlington Mall. “This summer is a great time for kids to enjoy reading, fun hands-on crafts and the outdoors at the same time.”
The Library and Mall also will partner to offer Story & Art, a drop-in event where children can participate in art classes outside. Sessions will be held on three Wednesdays: June 22, July 27, and Aug. 24 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in The Park at Burlington Mall, located outside of Fogo de Chao. The classes will teach Dot Art, self-portraits inspired by Frida Kahlo, and a watercolor activity. No registration is required.