Read and Walk story activity coming to a park near you

Provided by Spokane Public Library

Spokane Public Library: 444-5300

Friday, August 28, 2020 at 8:55 a.m.

With help from Spokane Parks and Recreation and Washington State Library, Spokane Public Library installed a Read and Walk activity at Comstock Park. 

A Read and Walk displays pages from a story along a path in a park, with activities available at each station. The new Read and Walk features “Duck on a Bike” by David Shannon (Blue Sky Press).

The Library’s Read and Walk will rotate to parks around the city of Spokane, starting with Comstock Park followed by Corbin Park and Chief Garry Park with more to follow.

“The Read and Walk activity is a delightful way for kids and parents to engage with a literacy activity while enjoying our City’s beautiful parks,” said Ellen Peters, Community Engagement Manager at Spokane Public Library. “The Read and Walk keeps families reading with their children and helps them to stay active within the community. We hope everyone has a chance to stop by a see it.”

The Read and Walk activity, as well as STEM Summer Reading Activity Kits, were funded by a $3,000 grant to advance digital equity in Spokane. Provided by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act via Washington State Library (WSL), the funding is being used by the library to expand digital inclusion efforts and provide technical support, especially for workforce development and broadband availability. 

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Spokane Public Library aims to inspire a thriving city through cultural and educational opportunities. An award-winning library that spans six branches and houses nearly half-a-million items, Spokane Public Library circulates nearly two million items and welcomes one million visitors annually. Customers can enjoy traditional library media and can also access digital downloads, databases, historical collections, art exhibits and interesting free programming.

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