The Northeast Regional Library is launching a new round of Story Walks and activity packs for its younger patrons.

“Just Like My Brother” by Gianna Marino is the story coming to the walking trail at Crossroads Regional Park for November. The Story Walks are outdoor reading experiences presenting a children’s book using plastic signs at various points along a walking trail. While walking the route, participants stop at each sign to read the pages of the story.

“Just Like My Brother” is a story that follows Little Giraffe as she plays hide and seek with her big brother. As she looks all over the African plain for him, she encounters many other animals that aid her in her search.

Walking trails in Farmington, Iuka, Booneville, Ripley, Belmont and Blue Mountain all offer Story Walks. Farmington’s next selection is Doreen Cronin’s “Click, Clack, Moo,” a story in which Farmer Brown’s animals discover an old typewriter and start making hilarious demands. The latest Corinth and Farmington stories will be up through Nov. 17.

The library’s monthly children’s activity packets continue to be popular, with almost 11,000 given out as a region through the end of September. Three different age levels are available – 6 and up, 7 to 11, and 12 and up – with age-appropriate activities. The December packet will come with a free children’s book.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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