Storywalk Sabetha

"BUNNY WILL NOT SMILE!"

March 18 - April 22, 2022 | Main Street Business Windows

Take a walk down Main to read the story of Big the bear and his friend, Bunny, who will not smile, no matter what Bear tries.

March 18 - April 22, 2022

"Bunny Will Not Smile!"

Written and Illustrated by Jason Tharp

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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.

A bear named Big has a problem. His friend Bunny will not smile, no matter what Big tries...so Big needs your help!

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

StoryWalk® Map

March 18 - April 22, 2022 | "Bunny Will Not Smile!"

PRINTED COPIES OF THE MAP AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL OR MARY COTTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

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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 Vickie 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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