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Source: Government of Prince Edward Island

Public libraries are offering StoryWalks® as a fun and safe alternative to regular library programming so families can read and exercise together.

Beginning today, English and French children’s storybooks will be displayed and rotated across parks in Prince Edward Island to promote literacy and physical activity.  

“This is a fantastic initiative which brings Island families together to read, exercise and enjoy the outdoors,” said Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, Brad Trivers. “I am proud of our public libraries who continue to respond to the needs of families by providing free and creative ways to safely educate our children.”

The PEI Public Library service will be offering the first set of StoryWalks® in the Veterans’ Memorial park in Summerside until Wednesday, November 4. The following storybooks will be displayed:

  • Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend by Canadian author and illustrator Ruth Ohi
  • Une visite inattendue by PEI author Anne-Marie Rioux

This project is made possible with support from TD Bank and the PEI Writer’s Guild.

To find out where StoryWalks®  will be next week follow the PEI Public Library Service on social media or visit the PEI Public Library service website.

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Media contact:

Lexi Drummond

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

902-213-4098

lrdrummond@gov.pe.ca

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