If you like nature, exercising and reading, you’ll love a new project coming to Urbana parks.
StoryWalk in Urbana Parks allows you to read stories — created by the community — while you stroll through Urbana Park District parks. Starting Sunday 8/9 and continuing throughout August, stories will be displayed at a park on specific days from noon to 7 p.m.
The stories will be created by community members. In a StoryWalk, the pages of a story are displayed individually along a walking path so readers can enjoy the story while they walk. Submit 4-5 pages of original artwork or photos that tell a family friendly story. Page size should be about 8.5 x 11 inches and may be wordless or in multiple languages. One submission per person.
All photos and artwork must be original and can be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be accepted through Aug. 27.
The StoryWalk dates and locations:
Aug. 9: South Ridge Park
Aug. 13: Crestview Park
Aug. 17: Blair Park
Aug. 20: Larson Park
Aug. 24: Prairie Park
Aug. 27: King Park
Aug. 31: Victory Park
In case of rain, the exhibit will take place the following day and an announcement will be posted on the library’s social media channels. All exhibits also will be posted on the library’s Facebook page.
StoryWalk art kits are available to pick up in the library through a curbside appointment. Kits include basic art supplies and will be available while supplies last.
The StoryWalk project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. The Urbana project is supported in part by a City of Urbana Arts Grant and created in partnership with the Urbana Park District.No Events