Porter County Library announces new Girl Scouts Story Walk

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on October 27, 2021 with No Comments

The Porter County Public Library System is pleased to announce the grand opening celebration of a new Story Walk written by the Memorial Elementary Girls Scouts Troop 35622 and Northview Elementary Girl Scouts Troop 35625 at the Rotary Library Garden in Valparaiso.

The Story Walk, titled “Go Girl Scout Go – Around Town,” is an original and inspiring tale about Girl Scouts working to improve their community. Troop Leaders Amy Novotney and Emily Furuness assisted the Scouts with writing and illustrating their story.

“Girl Scouts is about building girls of courage, confidence, and character, to help make the world a better place, and this Story Walk project with the library perfectly aligns to those goals,” Troop Leader Amy Novotney said.

“We are so proud of the teamwork our Girl Scouts showed in putting this story together, and we can’t wait to share their creativity and message of kindness with the community. Their hard work is also a big step toward earning the Girl Scout Bronze Award — one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting.”

Story Walks, developed by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, are an innovative way for children to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Story Walk pages are posted throughout a walking path or trail, creating an immersive and engaging reading experience. 

The Rotary Library Garden, open daily to the public, is located in downtown Valparaiso across the street from the Valparaiso Public Library. Community groups who are interested in creating a story for the Story Walk can contact the Porter County Public Library System’s Youth Services Coordinator, Danielle Stobie, at 219-462-0524 or visit www. pcpls.org

ABOUT: Porter County Public Library System (PCPLS), our driving belief is that libraries have the power to change people’s lives and are a cornerstone of our communities. Through the Porter County Public Library System’s programs, services, and events, we encourage every patron to discover the joy of learning and the love of reading. The Porter County Public Library System has branches in Valparaiso, Portage, South Haven, Hebron, and Kouts, offering collections, programming, and services for all residents of Porter County. 

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