StoryWalk kicks off Literacy Celebration
DOWNTOWN: CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CULTURE
Saturday, August 19, 11 am-4:30 pm
Join us for the kickoff of Literacy Celebration Downtown StoryWalk. The Library will have parent-led literacy activities to help with development of language and literacy skills, physical development, and communication starting at 11 am.
This year’s featured book is
El Trayecto/The Trek
by Ann Jonas, a story about a little girl and her friend on their adventure-filled walk to school. The text is in Spanish and English.
From Noon-1 pm at the Library, Craig Norton presents One Heart/One World Drumming, a program of Native American, African, Caribbean and Latin stories, song and dance. At 1 pm, route maps and passports will be given out for a self-guided tour. Families should get their passports stamped at all stops: Hartford City Hall, the Old State House, the Connecticut Science Center, the Wadsworth Atheneum of Art, and the Butler-McCook House and Garden. Also the Bushnell Park Carousel offers free rides from 1-3 pm.
When the passport is complete, return to the Library to pick up a backpack with school supplies and a children's book. Limit is one each per family until supplies are gone.