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Story Walk unveiled at the Phillis Wheatley Community Library

Story Walk at Phillis Wheatley Community Library

Rochester, N.Y. - The Phillis Wheatley Community Library unveiled Rochester's first of its kind "Story Walk."

It is a highly-visual outdoor literary experience designed to promote a more playable city.

The project was designed and created by children and it allows kids and families to play while they read along the way.

Each part of "Story Walk" is posted at stations along a pathway surrounding the library.

“The 'Story Walk' design and the story itself are all a product of the children’s vision,” said Rochester Public Library assistant director Dr. Tolley Reeves. “What they created is an exciting opportunity for visitors to learn about our city’s history. The blend of history, literacy and play really resonates with the community and we’re thrilled to have it as a part of our library.”

The "Story Walk" is a collaboration between the Rochester Public Library, the City of Rochester, the Corn Hill Neighbors Association, artist Shawn Dunwoody, Writers and Books, Southwest Area Neighborhood Association (SWAN), parents and children from the neighborhood, and the Healthi Kids Coalition.

You can visit the Healthi Kids Play ROC website for more information.


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