If you are looking for a local adventure for the child in your life, you’ll find one a stone’s throw from the downtown area – Prescott Public Library’s StoryWalk® at Granite Creek Park. Following the lovely, accessible path that circuits Granite Creek Park, the StoryWalk® is a picture book, presented in a series of panels along the walk. Librarians have sprinkled read-aloud tips and activities for families on the panels, so the walk becomes a moving, thinking, interactive read-aloud experience.
On March 30, youth librarians will launch a new story in the panels, The Giant Jumperee by Julia Donaldson. A fun, suspenseful tale for all families with young children, this is the third installment at the Granite Creek Park StoryWalk®. To mark the beginning of spring and the launch of the new story, youth librarians will be on hand on Tuesday, March 30 from 3-5 p.m. to say hello, issue library cards, and hand out copies of a former StoryWalk® selection, I Went Walking by Sue Williams (funded through the Friends of Prescott Public Library).
“The importance of positive shared reading experiences between children and adults cannot be overstated,” said Tara O’Neill, Education and Early Childhood faculty member at Yavapai College. “Not only do these interactions help children develop important pre-reading and reading skills, but they also enable children make sense of the world around them while developing positive relationships with others in a developmentally appropriate, positive, and interactive environment.”
The StoryWalk® at Granite Creek Park will change every quarter, so be sure to check again in summer for a new reading experience! For more information on the StoryWalk® at Granite Creek Park, call the Youth Desk at 928.777.1537 or visit https://www.prescottlibrary.