May 7, 2019
LANSING – Families with visually-impaired children are encouraged to explore stories by touch and reading aloud while enjoying outdoor activities at 35 public libraries across the state as part of the 2019 Braille Enhanced StoryWalk®, the Library of Michigan (LM) announced today.
“StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity conceived as a way to inspire parents and caregivers to take young children outdoors for physical activity and to engage in literacy,” State Librarian Randy Riley said. “By including braille, libraries help embrace accessibility and equal access to information, especially for the hundreds of visually-impaired students in Michigan’s public schools.”
The second-annual event is a collaboration of the Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL); LM; and Michigan Department of Education – Low Incidence Outreach (MDE-LIO).
The 35 participating libraries are:
Please contact a participating library for dates and location.
For more information on StoryWalk®, contact Cathy Lancaster, Youth Services Coordinator at the LM, at 517-335-8129 or at email@example.com.
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 Ferguson. This project was made possible, in part, by the Institute of Museum and Library Services funds, administered by the LM.