Bring a StoryWalk to Jefferson

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The City of Jefferson is developing 35 acres of the former Meadow Springs Golf Club to add housing and a nature conservancy with a mile-long paved walking path. Jefferson Public Library seeks to install a StoryWalk® there in the Spring of 2022.

You can contribute your tax-deductible donation of cash or check in-person at the Jefferson Public Library. Please write checks payable to the Friends of the Jefferson Public Library. To donate by mail please send your check to: Jefferson Public Library, Attn: StoryWalk® Campaign, 321 S. Main Street, Jefferson, WI 53549.

The library has secured $1,300 in grant funding but to bring this project to a reality, we need your help to raise $5,000 in donations. By giving to this campaign, you will help bring a free interactive activity that will attract families and all ages, young and old. StoryWalk® promotes literacy and physical activity while encouraging interaction with nature. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children and adults to enjoy reading and outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to permanent posts, which are installed along an outdoor walking path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story.

In the spring of 2020, Jefferson Public Library posted a temporary StoryWalk® along the sidewalk of the library building. While it drew many readers – kids and adults alike – the temporary StoryWalk® boards did not hold up in the weather.

Establishing a StoryWalk® at the Meadow Springs Conservancy will reach a wider audience and installing permanent, professionally produced metal StoryWalk® frames will provide long-lasting enjoyment. Stories will change with the season and Jefferson Public Library will post a new book every four to eight weeks in the spring, summer, and fall months.

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