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Boone springs into Story Walk

Article Published: Apr. 10 | Modified: May. 13
Boone springs into Story Walk

The Downtown Boone Development Association and the Watauga County Library are once again hosting a downtown Boone Story Walk.

The spring Story Walk started on April 1 and will continue until May 12. Families, school and church groups are encouraged to participate in this community event.

The Story Walk Project was first created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

The goal of the Story Walk project is to encourage families to enjoy being outside and increasing exercise, while, at the same time, promote reading throughout the community. The downtown Boone Story Walk places a laminated page or set of pages from a children’s book in downtown store front windows. Children and their families can walk from store to store reading the book, while enjoying downtown Boone.

This spring’s Story Walk features the timeless classic, “The Golden Egg Book” by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Leonard Weisgard. Families may pick up a map and further information about the Story Walk at the youth services desk at the Watauga County Library, located at 140 Queen St. in Boone. The Story Walk follows Depot, Howard and West King streets, respectively. Parking for Story Walk participants is available at the library, as well as the Queen Street parking meters.

This will be the third Story Walk project organized by the DBDA and the Watauga County Library. The other Story Walks took place during the fall, close to the Halloween and Christmas seasons. Both organizations hope downtown Boone will have three annual Story Walks; one in the fall, one at Christmas and one during the spring time.

For more information, contact downtown coordinator Virginia Falck at (828) 262-4532 or Lisa Flanigan with youth services at the Watauga County Library at (828) 264-8784.

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