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The Thielke/Glen Rock Arboretum is launching its annual Spring StoryWalk®

Saturday, April 9th 

(Rain Date, Sun. April 4th) at 2:00 PM.  

Mayor Packer will be joining the 

Friends of the Glen Rock Arboretum for this delightful story set in nature.   

Didn’t your 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 adult. 

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 for additional information about the Arboretum,  StoryWalk® and its seasonal programs, and how you can become a part of this community resource.