The library will be offering a Winter Book Walk at Boulder Junction Winter Park beginning Monday, February 8, 2021 and ending mid-March.
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. Readers can walk, snowshoe, or ski the trail loop depending on weather conditions. 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 book the library has chosen for the Winter Book Walk is Over and Under the Snow by Kate Messner. Over the snow, the world is hushed and white. But under the snow lies a secret world of squirrels and snow hares, bears and bullfrogs, and many other animals making their winter home under the snow. This beloved nonfiction picture book exploring the subnivean zone reveals the tunnels and caves formed beneath the snow but over the ground, where many kinds of animals live through the winter, safe and warm, awake and busy, but hidden beneath the snow.
If you have any questions about the Winter Book Walk, please call the library at 715-385-2050.