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Reading, PA – Monday, November 6, 2023 – The Grand Opening of Reading Public Library’s first StoryWalk® to be held on Sunday, November 19 at 1 PM. at the 11th & Walnut Sts. entrance of Reading City Park. Family activities and refreshments will accompany the unveiling of the first featured book, “We Laugh Alike” which is told in both English and Spanish.  People can enjoy the story together while exploring the park.

StoryWalk® is an innovative and fun way for children, and adults, to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.  Laminated pages from a children’s book, mounted in frames installed along an outdoor path, direct you to the next page of the story as you stroll the trail.

Melissa Adams, Executive Director of Reading Public Library, said the following about the library’s excitement surrounding the project, “I’m thrilled that the library was able to partner with The Wyomissing Foundation, the City of Reading, and Reading Climate Corps to bring this StoryWalk® to the Reading community.  It is my hope that our StoryWalk® will encourage families to spend time outside together, being active and enjoying the beautiful city parks while engaging their children’s imaginations and strengthening their literacy.”

The event is free of charge and pre-registration is not required.  For more information, contact 610.655.6365