FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
StoryWalk® at Warwick Forest
June 14, 2021
Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the SDG Library has partnered with South Nation Conservation to offer another StoryWalk® in SDG. On Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20 a StoryWalk® will be set up on a trail at Warwick Forest to support reading while spending time outdoors enjoying nature.
A StoryWalk® presents the pages from a picture book for walkers to read as they explore a designated trail. Pages of the story are displayed on large boards which are placed along the trail. This initiative supports both literacy and healthy living.
“We are very excited to be partnering with South Nation Conservation to offer this StoryWalk®” said Susan Wallwork, Community Librarian for SDG Library. “We know that people enjoyed our first walk earlier this year, and families are looking for activities that they can safely take part in outdoors.”
Earlier in the year, before the provincial stay-at-home order, a StoryWalk® was set up at Summerstown Forest. The walk at Warwick Forest will offer participants a new location as well as a new book! The featured book for this weekend will be “Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years” by Stacy McAnulty. The story will be available in both French and English.
The StoryWalk® at Warwick Forest will be available beginning at 10am on Saturday, June 19 and will be posted until 3pm on Sunday, June 20. Participants can follow the designated route on their own, however SNC and SDG Library staff will be on site between 10am-3pm each day to direct participants to the start. Trail users must follow all public health precautions including practicing physical distancing while visiting the Forest. Warwick Forest is located on Berwick Road (County Rd. 9), east of Berwick, between MacMillan Road and Finch Roxborough Township Road (nation.on.ca/recreation/hikingwalking/warwick-forest-conservation-area-berwick-ontario).
About the SDG Library
The SDG Library provides public library services to all residents of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. Fifteen branches are located throughout SDG, and online at www.sdglibrary.ca. Branches are currently open for curbside pick-up of books, DVDs audiobooks and other physical collections. For specific questions or comments about this activity or other SDG Library services, please contact Susan Wallwork at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 930-3493.
About South Nation Conservation (SNC)
SNC is a not-for-profit, community-based environmental agency that relies on donations and self-generated revenue to protect and enhance the local environment across its 4,441 square-kilometer jurisdiction, on behalf of its 16 partner municipalities.
About the StoryWalk® Project
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.