Storywalk at Exton Park
The Chester County Library installed a StoryWalk® in Exton Park in June 2017. The StoryWalk® is installed along a ½ mile paved walkway surrounding two playgrounds and a picnic area. The project consists of 20 reading stations, each featuring a page in a children’s storybook, which promotes health and literacy in young children by encouraging exercise and reading. The StoryWalk® will be updated three times a year.
The funding for this project was made possible by the Chester County Library Trust through a donation from the Pearl Foundation. The displays were installed by Voya Financial employees on their volunteer in-service day, in cooperation with the Chester County Library and the County’s Facilities & Parks Departments.
The book currently featured is Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts. Read about Jeremy's story and see how you can make a difference in someone's life? Tag us with your finds!
Inspired by this book's theme of giving, we are excited to announce that we have joined forces with the nonprofit Soles4Souls this fall and are launching our own shoe donation drive this month to help break the cycle of poverty. During October 15th – November 15th, please consider bringing in new or 'very gently used' shoes of any kind or size to Chester County Library in Exton, where we will have a donation box set up in the library lobby near the front entrance. (We just ask that you please do not donate any dance or sports specific shoes like ballet slippers, tap shoes or cleats – sneakers or tennis shoes are great to donate though.) For more information please visit: https://chescolibraries.org/news/soles4souls-shoe-donation-drive
The StoryWalk® is in Exton Park, located at 132 Church Farm Lane, Exton, PA.
Titles featured on the StoryWalk®:
- On Meadowview Street by Henry Cole
- I Went Walking by Sue Williams
- Be Kind by Pat Ziettow Miller
- All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold
- The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
- The Thing about Yetis by Vin Vogel
- Ruby's Birds by Mya Thompson
- Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts