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The Mighty Oaks and a Storm Called Ida” StoryWalk®

Event Type: Family/All Ages
Age Group(s): Adults, Young Adults (Teens), Children
Date: 6/11/2022
Start Time: All Day
 The Mighty Oaks and a Storm Called Ida,” tells of what happened to a grove of beloved, centuries-old Southern Live Oak trees in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Accompanied by lush “before” and stark “after” images of the park and trees, the story is an emotional response to the loss suffered by locals following the Category 4 storm, which arrived on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Working through feelings of grief and loss, the 15-page children’s picture book ends on a positive note, by reminding us that “mighty oaks from little acorns grow.” The pages, written and illustrated by local Jefferson Parish Library Associate Margaret Clare, will be on display in front of Live Oak Library, 125 Acadia Dr, Waggaman beginning June 1st through August to kick off the 2022 Summer Reading Program. This engaging, outdoor reading activity serves to promote physical activity and literacy for both adults and children! Kids and adults can walk and read while staying socially distanced.

“StoryWalk® Project was created by Ann Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Enlarged pages from a children's book are attached to stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea!” (Source: https://www.kellogghubbard.org/storywalk)
Library: Live Oak Library