April 19, 2024

Those who helped make the project a reality including members of the Pomeroy Middleport Rotary along with Kristi Eblin stand at the beginning of the Story Walk. Photo by Carrie Rose.

Emily Sanders leads the children on the new Story Walk. Photo by Carrie Rose.

Story Walk new feature at Racine Library

RACINE, Ohio – There is a new way to enjoy reading a story at the Racine Library with the addition of a Story Walk.

The Meigs County Library Racine Branch hosted its first story walk. A story walk is a way to enjoy reading while walking and talking with your children. A path is marked by displays that hold the pages of a book. The pages can be read at each display. The Story Walk at the Racine Branch nearly circles the building.

The displays for the Story Walk can be changed. Photo by Carrie Rose.

The Racine Branch of the Meigs County Library with support of the Middleport Pomeroy Rotary and the Rotary District 6690 work together to fund the project. During an opening ceremony, Tina Reese with Rotary presented John Holman, Village of Racine Administrator, and Jeremy Rose with Rose’s Excavating, with a certificate of appreciation for their help in putting the markers up. 

Kristi Eblin Director of the Library said, “We are excited to partner with the Rotary this is something we have been wanting to do for a long time.” 

Emily Sanders Children’s Librarian led the children on the first story walk. The reaction from the children was an overall approval of the new feature.

Sanders said regular story time is Mondays at 1 p.m. with the next one being July 19. There will be a break for the month of August. Story time will start back up on September 13, at 1 p.m. 

The Story Walk project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont. It has since been replicated across the country.

Tina Reese, left, talks about the Rotary’s part in the project while Kristi Eblin, right, of the Meigs County Library District looks on. Photo by Carrie Rose.
John Holman, Racine Village Administrator, receives a certificate of appreciation from Tina Reese with the Pomeroy Middleport Rotary. Photo by Carrie Rose.
Jeremy Rose with Rose’s Excavating receives a certificate of appreciation from Tina Rees with the Pomeroy Middleport Rotary for his help with the project. Photo by Carrie Rose.
Story time at the Racine Library is popular and so was the addition of the Story Walk. Photo by Carrie Rose.
Those who helped make the project a reality including members of the Pomeroy Middleport Rotary along with Kristi Eblin stand at the beginning of the Story Walk. Photo by Carrie Rose.
Emily Sanders stands with some of the participants of Story Time at the Racine Library. Photo by Carrie Rose.