Dale:  Outdoor StoryWalk®  

Dedicated to Karen Moran

Ribbon cut Monday, April 23, 2018  "Heidi" Inaugural Story

Lincoln Heritage Public Library, dedicated an outdoor story walk with a ribbon cutting in memory of former library director,

Karen Moran, who passed away in 2017. Karen served as the library director from 1997-2008.

While she was director Karen accomplished many wonderful things such as supporter of Library’s Friends group, starting the Undergrounds monthly music, growing the Summer Reading program and working hard to make the library an inviting place for the Hispanic community. She also had a strong passion for community outreach, a love for the outdoors and

a soft spot for children’s’ books. We feel this story walk would greatly reflect all of Karen’s passions and

accomplishments not only as a library director but as a woman who simply loved the library and all it had to offer. 

The community has also been greatly involved in this project and it could not have been accomplished without their help.

Thanks goes to the Heritage Hills Construction Class, the Dale Kiwanis Club, the Friends of Lincoln State Park,

the Heritage Hills FFA Group, the Dale Friends of Lincoln Heritage Public Library and the library board.

All groups who helped with the story walk were invited to the ribbon cutting along with former and

present library board members, as well as, Karen's friends & family.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with

the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

A STORYWALK® is a way to combine physical activity with literacy; this may seem like an odd mix, but it’s an innovative way

to get people of all ages out walking while reading children’s picture books.

Pages of a book are transformed into signs that are then laid out on a trail inviting families, children, caregivers,

teachers and others to follow the path of pages.  The goal of the STORYWALK® is to help build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children. STORYWALKS® have been installed in 48 states

as well as in the countries of Germany, Canada, England and Bermuda. STORYWALK® aligns perfectly

with the philosophy that stresses the vital importance of reconnecting children and the natural world.

Our StoryWalk®  is a self-guided reading adventure!  

Follow the 18 stations around the Dale Branch of LHPL and enjoy this season’s book!

The Memorial StoryWalk® has changed stories. 

Be sure to walk and read "Sneezy the Snowman" by Maureen Wright.

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