Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Braille Enhanced Story Walk

The Rochester Hills Public Library is bringing back our Braille Enhanced Story Walk for another summer of reading and fun, starting on Saturday, May 5 at 11:30 a.m. As you walk through the library’s gardens, you’ll discover pages from a children’s picture book until you realize you’re reading a story.

Two children examine the braille enhanced sign in the outdoor library garden

Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Braille Enhanced Story Walk

“Story Walk is a unique way to promote early childhood literacy. Combining the benefits of being read aloud to, and of being physically active, Story Walks give children the opportunity to learn new words, describe the things they see, learn how to follow a story in sequence and reflect on the sounds in the words,” says Outreach Manager Mary Davis.

Story Walk combines the pleasures of reading wonderful children’s books aloud with the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors. This year, Story Walks is kicking off with My Garden by Kevin Henkes, a book that celebrates nature and the power of a child’s imagination.

“Libraries are ideal locations for families to lay the foundation for reading. We want to support those families as they develop habits of talking and reading to their children from birth, in order to build their knowledge by offering tools and resources like the Story Walk,” says Library Director Christine Lind Hage.

The Rochester Hills Public Library’s Enhanced Braille Story Walk will be available in both plain text and braille. The program was made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services via the Library of Michigan.

Participants are encouraged to share their experience with the library by using the hashtag #MiSummerReads

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