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Storywalk Sabetha

"I Walk with Vanessa"
A picture book story about a simple act of kindness

March 2024 | Main Street - Sabetha

“I Walk with Vanessa” explores the feelings of helplessness and anger that arise in the wake of seeing a classmate treated badly, and shows how a single act of kindness can lead to an entire community joining in to help. 

By choosing only pictures to tell their story, the creators underscore the idea that someone can be an ally without having to say a word. With themes of acceptance, kindness, and strength in numbers, this timeless and profound feel-good story will resonate with readers young and old.

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March 2024

"I Walk with Vanessa"

Written by Kerascoët


What is a StoryWalk®?

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. 

To create this unique, outdoor reading experience a children’s book is deconstructed and the pages of the book are mounted and placed on signboards or in kiosks along a walking path or in downtown business windows.

When you get to the end, share YOUR silly face by posting a picture and tagging us @MaryCottonPublicLibrary on Facebook or Instagram!

Image by Austin Pacheco

More About StoryWalks®

StoryWalk is an inspirational program created in 2007 by Anne Ferguson in Monteplier, Vermont when she worked for the Vermont Department of Public Health. She worked with her local library, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library and through their collective efforts, a StoryWalk® has been installed in “all 50 states and 12 foreign countries.”

As libraries and librarians continue to face obstacles related to the Covid-19 pandemic, one of the largest challenges has been finding ways to engage with the community’s youngest learners in order to ensure that they have access to and encouragement to develop life-long literacy skills. Many libraries across the country and around the world have utilized story-time outside in a way that is safe, fun for the whole family, and encourages a healthy lifestyle through accessible StoryWalks®. 

Special thanks to Becky and Susan with Printing Impressions as well as Vicki Edelman and Aberle Ford for their efforts and generosity to get StoryWalks® launched in our community!

Interested in sponsoring a StoryWalk® in Sabetha? We'd love to hear your ideas.


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