Rock Arboretum is launching its annual Spring StoryWalk®
Saturday, April 9th
Sun. April 4th) at 2:00 PM.
Mayor Packer will be joining the
the Glen Rock Arboretum for this delightful story set in nature.
children and you love the famous Little
Blue Truck story by Alice Schertle? Ms.
Schertle’s latest engaging children’s book, Such
a Little Mouse, is our featured story for the Spring StoryWalk®. This
little mouse will win your hearts. He is not only adorable, but he is also
self-reliant, industrious, kind, helpful, and appreciative of nature. Beginning in spring and following the seasons,
“such a little mouse” pops out of his hole and goes out to explore nature and
interact with the bigger world.
At the Thielke/Glen Rock Arboretum, laminated pages from Such a Little Mouse by Ms. Schertle,
will be displayed along a designated marked trail. Young readers can follow the story, tree to
tree, to discover little mouse’s adventures in the big world. At the end of the StoryWalk®, volunteers will
be on board to help the children follow in little mouse’s footsteps to gather
seeds, and plant them in a little compostable pot to take home. The children will
then be offered a Mouse Treat. What is a mouse’s favorite treat? Of course, it’s cheese! Cheese crackers will
be on hand to share with all the children.
What better place to celebrate spring and nature itself than the
beautiful Thielke Arboretum! Continue
the experience by taking the children on a self-directed scavenger hunt to find
the same things, and even more, that the little mouse also found. This entire program is free to all. Donations are always appreciated. All children must be accompanied by an
StoryWalk® is a novel
approach to encourage people of all ages to get out in nature while enjoying
wonderful children’s books. Originally created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier,
VT, StoryWalk® is currently used in 48 states and four countries.
Loved the book? Want your own
copy? Stop in at The Curious Reader at
229 Rock Road, one of our community friends, who together with another neighbor,
Mail&More next door, lend their book knowledge and laminating expertise to share
in the community experience. Remember,
the Arboretum is open dawn to dusk, so plan to revisit StoryWalk® as many times
as you’d like. Your children will love
it! This StoryWalk® book will change for
the summer season.
Please visit us at www.glenrockarboretum.org for
additional information about the Arboretum, StoryWalk® and its seasonal programs, and how you
can become a part of this community resource.