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Powell’s Homesteader Park Welcomes a New StoryWalk®

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In a celebration of literacy, imagination, and the joy of reading, Park County Libraries is thrilled to announce the grand opening of a new StoryWalk® at Homesteader Park in Powell. The unveiling is scheduled for December 1, 2023, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., promising a Winter Tea Party to enchant visitors of all ages.

The StoryWalk®, a permanent outdoor installation featuring 18 signposts, will showcase the beloved children’s book “Daddy Lion’s Tea Party” by Mark Sperring. Generously purchased by the Friends of the Powell Library, this whimsical tale will come to life as visitors stroll along the designated path, enjoying the story one page at a time. Positioned strategically behind the state rest area, the selected location offers both accessibility and a picturesque setting.

The unveiling will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking a momentous occasion for the community. Powell Library Branch Manager Roseanne Spiering expressed her excitement, stating, “We are genuinely thrilled about this project. It’s an excellent way to enhance the library’s visibility in the community and foster a love for reading among families.”

What sets this event apart is the transformation of the launch into a Winter Tea Party, inviting the community to immerse themselves in the warmth of tea, hot cocoa, snacks, and the enchantment of reading.

The Powell StoryWalk® would not be possible without the generous support of the Park County Library Foundation. The Powell City Council has also wholeheartedly endorsed the project, recognizing its value as a meaningful addition to the amenities available at Homesteader Park.

Join Park County Libraries in celebrating the magic of storytelling, community, and the enchantment of a Winter Tea Party at Homesteader Park in Powell!

The StoryWalk® Project, created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library, is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. This innovative project promises to be a beloved addition to Powell’s community, encouraging a lifelong love for literature in a setting that captures the spirit of the season.