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Braille Enhanced Storywalk
Braille Enhanced StoryWalks®The Library of Michigan, Braille and Talking Book Library, and MDE-Low Incidence Outreach collaborate to bring Braille Enhanced StoryWalks® to library communities across Michigan. The resources below are available to libraries across the country for use in supporting their own programming. This program is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
- Braille Enhanced StoryWalkⓡ Kit 1 - Ninja Red Riding Hood by Corey Rosen Schwartz
- Braille Enhanced StoryWalkⓡ Kit 2 - Pout-Pout Fish Cleans Up the Ocean by Deborah Diesen
- Braille Enhanced StoryWalkⓡ Kit 3 - Just Read! by Lori Degman
Laminated and brailled StoryWalkⓡ (must be returned)
Picture book for use at storytimes/promoting the walk (must be returned)
2 slate & stylists for programming (must be returned)
Velcro strips to adhere to your wooden stakes or library walls - please test a small section before mounting (for hanging, no need to return)
Braille Alphabet Cards (for distribution)
Tip Sheets (for copy/distribution)
Fun with Braille worksheet (for copy/distribution)
NLS Fun with Braille worksheet ( for copy/distribution)
How to use a kit:
Purchase garden stakes or other preferred hardware to display the Braille Enhanced StoryWalkⓡ on the grounds of your library or community pathways. Attach the Braille Enhanced StoryWalkⓡ to the stakes with the included velcro strips. If using inside during the winter months, we recommend you test a portion of the velcro if mounting to your library’s walls as we are not responsible for any marks or damage upon removal of velcro. Use the picture book and slate stylists for conducting any programming or outreach activities. Challenge patrons to write their name in braille!
Libraries across the country are invited to save and use the following resources to support a Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® in their community. To access and download the following materials go to: https://bit.ly/LM_BES22.
Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® Logo
Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® Flyer
Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® Bookmark
Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® 2.25" Stickers
Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® Social Media Posts with Graphics
Re-Producing BES out of StateAre you a librarian outside of Michigan looking to recreate the BES experience in your communities? We’ve put together some resources that other states are free to use to help with this process!
The Library of Michigan supports public libraries in Michigan by offering the Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® through our partners. For tips on how to offer a Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® in your community go to this webinar recording: https://youtu.be/FXroDTbEEdI.
Contact InformationFor further questions on Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® resources, please contact Cathy Lancaster, Youth Services Coordinator: LancasterC5@Michigan.gov
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. The Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.