Story Walks for the Soul

by Joyce Quach | Nov 29, 2020

Hi everyone, this week’s blog is about our Story Walks around Poirier Library. This was an idea that one of our staff put forward and we all loved it so much that we decided to run with it!

COVID-19 has made our story times quite challenging. While we were able to do in-person story times in the park over the summer, it became more difficult as the weather turned. We do have recorded story times and live story times on Zoom on a weekly basis, but we wanted to offer something that was in-person, but still safe with all the COVID restrictions and this was a perfect fit.

So, what is a story walk, you ask? It's a program run by our amazing staff member, Andrea Y. Andrea picks books, has them laminated, puts them up around Poirier Library and then prepares some songs to accompany the books. We sing songs, read books and go for a little walk around the Library. We had a Halloween-themed one in October and the kids dressed up as part of it. It was super cute!

We’ve run two of the Story Walks so far and will continue them in the New Year. The Story Walks have been really well received and everyone who has attended has enjoyed them! After all, some fresh air and singing is good for the soul. 😊

Space is limited for each session, so please register ahead of time if you are interested .

If you have any questions on how this works, please feel free to contact Ann or Andrea.

Hope to see you soon at one of our Story Walks.