SRP - Read Beyond the Beaten Path

Combine reading and nature with a Storywalk®!

With one at Blooms Park, Signal Hill Park, and Costello Park, you’re sure to find the story – and walk – that’s best for your family!

The walks will be live from June 17 – July 31, be sure to visit them!

Grumpy Monkey: Freshly Squeezed
Signal Hill Park
17 signs – 1/4 mile

Bug Dipping, Bug Sipping
Costello Park
15 signs – .13 mile

About the book:

It’s Wednesday! Which means it’s time for Jim Panzee’s weekly Wednesday walk. He wakes up, stretches a little, grabs his stress orange, and sets off. Jim’s favorite part of the walk is the blissful silence. When he’s alone, he can hear all the jungle sounds. Until . . . his best buddy, Norman, decides to join him. And before he knows it, Jim is followed by every animal in the jungle. It’s all just too much. Now Jim and his not-so-helpful friends are on a quest across the jungle to find another stress orange before it is too late!

About the book:

Come see bugs of all different kinds dipping, sipping, crawling, calling, and so much more in this charming, rhyming book that includes a special section with facts on each type of bug.

About the walk:

Located right next to the basketball courts – Signal Hill Park is the perfect place for a day!

Starting near the courts, this Storywalk® has 17 signs situated over 1/4th of a mile stretch of trail. Make a day of it and go to Signal Bay Waterpark, or play a game of tennis or basketball!

About the walk:

Located next to the community center – Costello Park is a perfect place for a light walk!

Starting near the trail entrance next to the gazebo this Storywalk® has 15 signs situated over just under a quarter mile stretch of trail. Why not make a day of it and visit the dog part or the community center. You could even bring a snack or lunch and celebrate finishing with a picnic in the park?!

Blooms Park
22 signs – 1/2 mile

About the book:

Take a fantastical journey through an inspiring world where anything can happen: leaves turn into fish, cats fly with wings, humans have tails, frogs eat rainbows, and dreams become visible.

About the walk:

Located right behind the old library – Blooms Park is a perfect place for a walk!

Starting near the trail entrance next to the library this Storywalk® has 22 signs situated over a half mile stretch of the trail. Make sure you bring some water though – the hills on this trail can be tiring! Even better, bring a snack or lunch and celebrate finishing with a picnic in the park! Don’t forget to share your thoughts on the book on our Facebook page or in the Beanstack app. You might even be able to win a copy of the book!

“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.”

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JUNE 18, 2022 // Blooms Park Location Closed

Our Blooms Park Location has closed as we prepare to open our new library at Park Central. We will have temporary services and programming at the Manassas Park Community Center through the end of July and will open in our new location on August 16. Be sure to visit us!

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