ARCATA, Calif. (KIEM) – Prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Arcata Library decided to host a StoryWalk to get families outside.
A StoryWalk is a disassembled book posted outside on various stakes and walls where community members can come and read outdoors. The idea comes from Vermont where a social worker thought children were not going outside enough and not reading enough. Her solution addressed both issues at the same time.
Lois Ehlert’s Cuckoo is on display now, available in both English and Spanish. The goal of the Arcata Library StoryWalk is to encourage people of all ages to share a story together while social distancing. The library is currently closed to the public, but the literacy and art based program provides a new way to connect with the community.
The StoryWalk is available outside the Arcata Library from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.