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A ‘moo-velous’ time at the West Hempstead Library


The past two weekends have been “moo-velous” at the West Hempstead Public Library. Patrons have been treated to the third Storywalk event depicting the children’s classic, “Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type” by Doreen Cronin.

A Storywalk is a book that has been dismembered, laminated and presented page by page on a trail, bike path or any outside community space to promote reading and exercise. This particular Storywalk followed the sidewalk around the library and culminated in a story craft of either a delightful duck or a comely cow for the child to make at home.

Storywalks are the creation of retired public health educator Anne Ferguson, in collaboration with Vermont’s Kellogg-Hubbard Library and Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition. Ferguson’s vision has become a stupendous idea in regards to  the creative modifications in service libraries had to make during the pandemic. This healthy, family-friendly story event has become a worldwide phenomenon.

Another Storywalk for the book, “If the Dinosaurs Came Back” by Bernard Most, will be featured along the sidewalk of the West Hempstead Public Library on May 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; May 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and May 23 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. weather permitting. After completing the story and walk, children are once again invited in to receive a craft pack to do at home while supplies last.

Courtesy Lesley McAvoy; compiled by Nakeem Grant