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Holiday Book Walk
December 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The library will be offering a Holiday Book Walk in downtown Boulder Junction beginning Friday, November 27 and ending December 31.
A Book Walk is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in a community. Conceived as a way to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children out of doors for physical activity and to learn, a Book Walk helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children. A Book Walk is also a great way to get families with children to explore downtown Boulder Junction businesses during the Holiday season!
The library will have laminated 2-page spreads of the book mounted either in a business’s window or on a staked board outside the business. There will be directions on the mounted pages leading families from one page spread to the next throughout downtown.
The first pages of the book will be mounted at the library Reading Garden. Families can park at the Community Center if they want to walk the Book Walk route. The second stop will be at Winkler’s Christmas tree lot across from the Community Center and subsequent stops will be dispersed through downtown. A printable map can be found here.
The book the library has chosen for the Holiday Book Walk is Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toft. Part of the magic of the Christmas season stems from the traditions that families and friends take part in every year: hanging up stockings; putting lights in the windows; and, one of the most important of all, picking out and taking home the Christmas tree. With style and warmth, debut author Patricia Toht and Jarvis, the author-illustrator, evoke all the rituals of decorating the tree — digging out boxes jam-packed with ornaments and tree trimmings, stringing tinsel, and, at long last, turning on those twinkling lights. Joyously drawn and rhythmically written, this celebration of family, friends, and the holiday season is as merry as the tradition it depicts.
The library will be installing another Book Walk at Winter Park in January. If you have any questions about the library’s Holiday Book Walk, please call the library at 715-385-2050.