A fun new part of the One Book Colorado celebration at Mesa County Libraries is our first-ever StoryWalk® in Downtown Grand Junction.
StoryWalk® is a library program that has been successfully implemented by libraries throughout the country. Its goal is to promote reading for all ages in an outdoor setting. Individual pages of a story are displayed in an outdoor location and then families walk to each stop as they read the story together.
Special thanks to Downtown Grand Junction and the participating businesses for hosting the library’s first StoryWalk®. Pages of this year’s One Book Colorado selection, “The Little Red Fort” by Brenda Maier and illustrated by Sonia Sánchez, are displayed in business windows throughout the downtown area and are numbered. Maps to the page locations are available in participating businesses, downtown kiosks, and at library locations.
Want a digital, downloadable version of the map? Scan the QR code on pages in the windows or visit this link. After reading the story downtown, families with 4-four year-olds are encouraged to come to any library location to pick out their free copy of the book.
Don’t have a 4-year-old? Please don’t let that stop you from enjoying our StoryWalk® and admiring Grand Junction’s beautiful Main Street. For other opportunities to earn free books, look into our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, Kids Read Book Club, or ask a library staff member for other programs that might fit your needs.
(The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and was developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.)