Winter Book Walk

The library is offering a Winter Book Walk at Boulder Junction Winter Park, 10135-10217 Old K Rd, Boulder Junction.

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.

The library will have laminated 2-page spreads of the book mounted on stands along Winter Park’s 1-mile trail loop. To get to Winter Park from downtown Boulder Junction, turn right on Old Hwy K (at Coontail Corner) and go about .25 miles. Winter Park will be on the right. The park also offers an ice rink and sledding hill!

The book the library has chosen for the Spring Book Walk is “When Winter Comes” by Aimee M. Bissonette. Though a forest may be blanketed in snow or a lake frozen over, families who enjoy the outdoors in winter know that wildlife is still teeming there. Happily bundled up to play in the energizing weather, join the family as they head out on a beautiful winter day to explore and discover nature.

The fallen log that is used to hide behind in a snowball fight is a shelter for tree frogs, caterpillars, ladybugs, and slugs. The drifts of fallen snow that families snowshoe across have winding tunnels made by meadow mice in search of seeds and bark. The towering trees families ski among shield birds from winter winds. When Winter Comes celebrates the joy of playing and exploring in the outdoors during the winter months.

If you have any questions about the Winter Book Walk, please call the library at 715-385-2050.