The Fargo Public Library, the Fargo Park District and the Fargo Park District Foundation are installing a permanent StoryWalk at Brunsdale Park, 1702 27th Ave. S. Placed along the trail beginning on the northwest end of the park near the playground, the StoryWalk will extend to the south along the trail before returning to end near the playground.
A virtual grand opening event for the StoryWalk is set for Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 10:00 am on the Fargo Public Library’s and Fargo Park District’s Facebook pages.
The StoryWalk is a series of permanent signs designed to connect reading and learning with physical activity. The first walk features the art and words from the book “Move” by Steve Jenkins and Robin Page. This self-paced, family-friendly activity is spread out to encourage residents of all ages to read, move and enjoy the outdoors. Featured books will change every few months. StoryWalk is a free activity available to residents during regular park hours.
“We’re excited to offer an activity-based learning opportunity in collaboration with the Fargo Park District and Fargo Park District Foundation,” states Librarian Sarah Nelson, “and hope the community has fun reading and moving at the park.”
Fargo’s StoryWalk project was made possible with support from the Fargo Public Library, the Fargo Park District Foundation and the Fargo Park District Foundation Matching Grant Program.
“The Fargo Park District Foundation is proud to partner with the Fargo Public Library on their creative StoryWalk project through our Grant Match Program,” shared Brian Arett, Fargo Park District Foundation Director. “Our continued goal for this program is to provide opportunities to support projects, like this one, that enrich the lifestyle of our community through recreation.”
The original StoryWalk project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library to promote literacy. For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 701-241-1495 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Fargo Public Library events are free and open to the public. For questions about any of the library’s events and services, visit www.fargolibrary.org.