Story Walk in Jorgens Park Preserve
Families can enjoy the Scandinavia Public Library's story walk in Jorgens Park Preserve. Located near the northeastern edge of Silver Lake in Scandinavia, the story walk is a 0.4-mile loop trail beginning east of the park's picnic pavilion. As families walk the trail, they will enjoy reading pages from a children's picture book that have been placed along the trail.
Combining literacy with outdoor activity, the story walk is a great way to enjoy some meaningful family-bonding time.
Currently on the story walk, visitors can enjoy "The Girl Who THought in Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin" by Julia Finley Mosca and illustrated by Daniel Rieley. This story describes the life of Dr. Grandin, from her early life and diagnosis of autism, through her journey to become one of the world's leading animal scientists, livestock experts, and the designer of cruelty-free livestock facilities.
The story walk runs from April through early November each year and features books of all types, from classic to new, and even non-fiction.
The story walk was named "Walk with Donnie" in honor of Donnie Jensen, who was a Scandinavia Public Library and Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve board member. "Donnie volunteered many hours in support of both the library and Jorgens Park," said Library Director Sue Vater Olsen. "It's my hope that people can enjoy the story walk and remember Donnie's life." Donnie passed away in 2016.