StoryWalk® at the Ephrata Public Library

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A StoryWalk® combines two healthy activities, taking a walk and reading a book. It is a self-guided activity that presents a book page by page along a walking path. Typically, an activity is included with each story page, which participants are encouraged to complete.  StoryWalks® promote early literacy learning, family engagement, an appreciation of our community’s spaces and physical activity.

The Ephrata Public Library StoryWalk® is installed at the Ephrata Township Community Park (436 E. Fulton Street Ephrata, PA). It begins at the gravel walking path to the right of the playground. 

Our current StoryWalk® selection is "Red & Lulu" by Matt Tavares.  Red and Lulu make their nest in a particularly beautiful evergreen tree. It shades them in the hot months and keeps them cozy in the cold months, and once a year the people who live nearby string lights on their tree and sing a special song: O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree. But one day, something unthinkable happens, and Red and Lulu are separated. It will take a miracle for them to find each other again. Luckily, it's just the season for miracles.

The Ephrata Public Library StoryWalk® was made possible by the partnership of the Ephrata Public Library, Northern Lancaster Hub and Ephrata Township.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

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