EVERETT, WA – Missing storytime at the Everett Public Library? Enjoy reading a book outside with your family instead!
Visit Hauge Homestead Park on Silver Lake, located at 1819 121st St. SE in Everett, look for the numbered yellow signs, then follow the path with your family. The Book Walk features one page of a story on an outdoor sign. As families walk along the path, parents and caregivers are invited to read each page aloud to their children.
From Aug. 15 to 28, community members are invited to walk and read a re-telling of “Little Red Riding Hood” featuring illustrations by Francesc Rovira. The book is bilingual, with text in English and Spanish.
This outdoor family activity is a collaboration between the Everett Public Library and Everett Parks & Community Services, with funding from the Friends of the Everett Public Library.
Plans are underway to install another Book Walk at an additional park. Details will be announced when that Book Walk is ready to visit. The stories will change from time to time so families can enjoy multiple storytime strolls through the park.
Visitors to the parks are asked to follow all health and safety guidelines, including face coverings, social distancing, and observing closures on playgrounds and other park amenities. While the Library is closed to the public, community members are invited to use curbside library services to borrow materials. The Library’s Books for You service connects children, teens and adults to hand-picked library materials. For more information, call 425-257-8000.