LR20 Book Walk along Marion Tallgrass Trail - get your 20 minutes of reading and enjoy nature
A celebration of partners in Marion County literacy happened on September 19, 2022 at the Ribbon Cutting of the permanent Book Walk placed along Marion Tallgrass Trail.
HANDOUT to promote the LR20 Book Walk.
A permanent Book Walk was dedicated September 19 at Marion Tallgrass Trail. This LR20 Book Walk has come to fruition through a grant from Marion Community Foundation, awarded in the 2021-2022 grant cycle.
The LR20 Book Walk combines creating healthy bodies as well as health minds for families wishing to initiate their 20 minutes of reading in a fun and very engaging way.
This new LR20 Book Walk will supply families with an additional literacy resource marrying nature, reading and a healthy lifestyle. The 20-stanchion walk starts at the first informational sign near the Trailhead building and is contained within the first mile of the trail. The final stanchion does not cross Herr Road and all are placed on the north side of the trail.
Though the stanchions are permanent, the book can be changed. Look for the book to be changed out 2 to 3 times a year to continue to bring families back to enjoy the trail and a new story multiple times over a year. The first book along the trail is titled The Hike, by Alison Farrell.
Let's Read 20's core message is to get AT LEAST 20 MINUTES OF READING in each day starting from birth through elementary school to start and build on a foundation of literacy. We know that children who are read to and have access to books are more likely to succeed in school and in life.
If you have questions, please contact Diane Watson, Let's Read 20 coordinator.