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Tallmadge Library celebrates 'Annual Day of Reading' with 'Story Walk'

by Holly Schoenstein | reporter Published: February 13, 2013 2:17 PM
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Tallmadge -- Children, parents and grandchildren are taking reading a story to another level Wednesday as they follow the pages of book around the outside of the Tallmadge Branch Library.

In recognition of the "10th Annual Day of Reading," Children's Librarian Julia Euclide laminated individual pages of the children's book "Tracks in the Snow" by Wong Herbert Yee and posted them on stakes to guide readers through the yard, along the sidewalk and in front of the building.

The story is about a girl who goes for a walk in the snow.

"This City Reads," a collaboration of 100 organizations, including libraries, schools and social clubs in Akron and throughout Summit County, created the day to encourage children to read.

The collaboration's goal for today is to have 100,000 children read for 30 minutes today. To be counted as a reader, visit thiscityreads.org.

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Participating organizations are organizing individual activities to celebrate the day.

The "Story Walk" will be available at the library until 6 p.m. Wednesday. Another similar walk has been scheduled from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 9 on the Freedom Trail, formerly the Tallmadge Hike & Bike Trail, near the library.

Email: hschoenstein@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9428

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