City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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The Bettendorf Parks and Recreation Department and the Bettendorf Public Library have combined efforts for a Halloween StoryWalk®. A StoryWalk® is a way for families to read together outside, promoting literacy and fitness.

The story lines a trail with the pages spaced about 40 paces apart. As the family walks along the trail, they can read the story one page at time. For those of us old enough to remember, think of the old Burma-Shave advertising. For younger children, the picture book The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything by Linda Williams can be found at Crow Creek Park along the quarry. For those a bit older, the short stories from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark collected by Alvin Schwartz can be found along Duck Creek Trail at Veterans Memorial Park. Both Storywalks® are in place and should remain up through Monday, November 6, 2017.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. Funded by the Friends of the Bettendorf Public Library.