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Blaine County Linraries StoryWalk® a hit with Chinook's younger set


August 8, 2018

Blaine County Assistant Librarian Kelcey Harry (right) reads from a copy of "King Hugo's Huge Ego," a children's story book about a little king who pays a big price for his lack of humility. The preschool children were doing a StoryWalk®, an event where they walked around a trail with individual pages from the book along the way. About 20 years ago a health worker came up with the idea to get kids and parents to "enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time." Librarians plan to stage the walk again during the Sugarbeet Festival in early September.

The Blaine County Library hosted two StoryWalk® events for youngsters last week in Chinook. StoryWalk® is a 20-year old idea originally developed to get kids and parents to "enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time." The concept of reading a children's book one page at a time while walking along a path or trail has spread to all 50 states and 12 foreign countries since first being introduced at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont.

For Chinook's StoryWalk® librarians chose "King Hugo's Huge Ego." It's a story about a tiny king with a very large ego that get...

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