The Yorkton Public Library will again be hosting a ‘Spring Story Stroll’ but this year with a new feature or two.
Being held May 17 to 24 at Logan Green in the city, the walk is the third held by the library, explained Coralee Danyluk, Children’s Programmer at the YPL.
The walk, this year using the book ‘Plant the Tiny Seed’ by Christie Matheson, has portions of the book on ‘story boards’ along the Logan Green pathways.
As people walk the path they can read the story, and at each ‘station’ there are activities to do, making the story and walk more interactive, explained Danyluk.
While the walk is open for all, Danyluk said the story is ideal for youngsters up to age seven, or eight, making it a great outing for parents or grandparents and their children.
This year the stroll is being enhanced by a ‘Grab & Grow’ kit.
The kit provides some seeds and material for youngsters to plant at home as a follow-up to the stroll.
The kit, which are for strollers, can be picked up at the library, and are in limited supply, noted Danyluk.
In earlier story strolls the ‘story boards’ were very temporary in nature, but this year, thanks to some funding through the Painted Hand Casino more permanent placement locations have been established.
“It makes it easier to put on a story stroll,” said Danyluk.
With the more permanent boards in place Danyluk said story strolls are going to be part of the regular programming at the library. She said a ‘pop-up’ stroll will likely be held at the library this summer, and a fall stroll at Logan Green planned, including story time where someone is on-site to read a story in addition to the stroll.