Story Walk in Jorgens Park Preserve

Families can now enjoy reading "Room on the Broom" by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Alex Scheffler (the award-winning creators of "The Gruffalo") on the Scandinavia Public Library's story walk in Jorgens Park Preserve.

Located on the northern shore 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!

In "Room on the Broom," a kind witch makes several new friends. They all want to ride on her broom, but is there room for everyone there? And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save her from the hungry dragon? This will be the last book on the story walk this year, so be sure to get out soon if you want to read it!

The story walk runs from late March through early November each year and features books of all types, from classic to new, and even non-fiction. A new book is put up about every three weeks.

If there's a book that you'd like to see on the story walk, please let us know!

Jorgens Park Map 2018.jpgThe 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.

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