Rochester Hills Public Library Hosts Braille Enhanced Story Walk

For the first time The Rochester Hills Public Library will offer a Braille Enhanced Story Walk starting on July 17 at 10:30 a.m. As a participant, you’ll discover a page from a children’s picture book, laminated and mounted. As you continue walking through the library’s gardens you’ll discover another page, and then another, until you realize you’re reading a story.

Story Walk combines the pleasures of reading wonderful children’s books aloud with the joys and benefits of walking together outdoors. 

Rochester Hills Public Library

Rochester Hills Public Library

“We are offering Story Walk as a way to promote early childhood literacy. When children are being read out loud to during the Story Walk by an adult, it gives children the opportunity to learn new words, describe things they see, enjoy stories, learn how to follow a story in sequence and play with the sounds in the words,” says Outreach Manager Mary Davis.   

“Libraries are ideal locations for families to lay the foundation for reading. We want to support those families as they develop habits of talking and reading to their children from birth to build their knowledge by offering tools and resources like the Story Walk,” says Library Director Christine Lind Hage.  

The Rochester Hills Public Library’s Enhanced Braille Story Walk will be available in both plain text and braille. The program was made possible by funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services via the Library of Michigan.

Participants are encouraged to share their experience with the library by using the hashtag #MiSummerReads 

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