Eau Claire library story walks return

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Story walks are back. The L.E. Philips Memorial Public Library has set up two different story walks at parks in Eau Claire.

One’s at Owen Park. The others at Carson Park. Story walks are picture books posted on 17 signs with each page having its own sign.

In addition to having the story, each “page” also has a direction for kids and their parents to do some physical activity.

Kelly Witt L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library said, “This is kind of encouraging families to participate in literacy, move their bodies, but also hoping to have that covid recovery component of it.”

Witt says the library has 11 stories it can rotate in and out.

The story walk can last up to 10 years.

It was paid for using a 32-thousand-dollar grant from the united way of the greater Chippewa Valley.

The library had a temporary story walk last year to keep people engaged during the pandemic.

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