The Vail Public Library has unveiled its own StoryWalk®, a year-round, outdoor reading experience. Located around the pond at Bighorn Park in East Vail, the picturesque setting allows visitors to read a book one page at a time as they stroll between fixed placards. The chosen book will change seasonally. The first book to be featured is Jan Brett’s gorgeously illustrated take on the beloved children’s classic, “The Mitten,” with Spanish translation by Teresa Mlawer.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Vail’s StoryWalk® was spearheaded by Vail Public Library’s Youth Services Associate, Cricket Pylman. “We are delighted to see our StoryWalk® dream come to fruition in Bighorn Park. Our greatest hope is that people of all ages will engage in this literacy activity while enjoying time together outdoors. So healthy for minds and bodies!”
To view the StoryWalk®, drive or take the East Vail bus to Bighorn Park. Parking is onsite.
Sponsors include the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the Colorado State Library who funded the project through the LSTA CARES Act grant, as well as local sponsors, Town of Vail and Friends of the Library. Local partners also include Eagle Valley Behavioral Health, Eagle Valley Land Trust and The Literacy Project of Eagle County.