A little birdie just told us about an extra special event happening at this Saturday. Seriously, we wish we had though about this idea since it combines two of our favorite things: reading and being outside with kids. What’s not to love?! You and your kiddos will get some exercise, fresh air, plus a little brain exercise. Brilliant! The folks at the Salisbury Public Library are hosting a Story Walk at the Farwell Overlook on West Shore Rd. in Salisbury on July 28th starting at 10:30 AM. This will happen weather permitting–if it is raining that day, the walk will happen at the end of August instead.
Here’s all the info you need to know (compliments of the Salisbury librarian):
This is a self-guided walk up to the top of Farwell Overlook–an easy uphill walk.
A story will be posted along the way there so that as you walk, you can read the story with your children. Leave a little note in the box at the top to let us know you were there and what you thought of the walk!
The story we will be using is actually a poem called ‘A House is a House for Me’ by Mary Ann Hoberman. It’s a lot of fun to read aloud and is especially good for kids aged 3-8 (but older kids could enjoy reading and walking with their families, too!) We also have a copy in the library that you can check out if you’d like to relive the experience at home!
The story should be up (weather permitting) until Sunday evening at 5. If you do the walk on Saturday before noon, stop by the library on Maple St. in Salisbury and have some treats when you are done!
Farwell Overlook is on West Shore Rd. Go through the village of Salisbury, past Maple Meadows farm, past the church and the post office and library on Maple St. Bear left at the bottom of the hill to get onto West Shore Rd. As you go up the first hill, Farwell Overlook is on your right. There is a parking area and a sign that says that it is a managed forest, but I don’t think it says ‘Farwell Overlook,’ exactly.
Look for the balloons and a homemade sign to let you know you are there!!!
Park there and walk up the hill on a road through the woods. The road is easy to walk on. Strollers could probably manage the road, but it is a bit steep for pushing. I’d recommend walking. Anyway, come and enjoy! The brook will be singing!
Have fun, and please spread the word around to everyone you know!
Call Jennifer at 377-9069 if you have questions or need directions on Saturday or Sunday. Or check out the library’s facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/SalisburyLibrary