Kris DeGloeper-Banks, Director at the Newfane Public Library, oversees a weekly story walk outside the Newfane United Methodist Church every Wednesday, and is happy with how the event has progressed.
“It’s just a way to get stories out to community in a safe way, and it’s always easier to partner with an existing organization, or an existing event like the Newfane Farmers’ Market,” DeGloeper-Banks remarked, discussing how her story walk aligns with the market’s operation: Every Wednesday from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
This week’s story walk choice was ‘The Watermelon Seed’ by Greg Pizzoli. The story of a young crocodile who accidentally swallows a watermelon seed.
DeGloeper-Banks has prizes once the walk is finished, stating, “We have goodie bags at the end. They include stickers, coloring sheets, and craft kits.” How it is done is simple, she explained, “All you do is read the story and walk.”
This event is made possible through the Greg Lewis Grant, and donations from Fidelis Healthcare.