The library has placed a temporary book walk at Champlin Park featuring the book “The Lost Words,” written by Robert Macfarlane and illustrated by Jackie Morris. The book walk project is in partnership with the Enid Parks and Recreation Department.
“Book walks are a great way to combine reading, art appreciation, and exercise,” said Margo Holmes, the Adult Program and Development Coordinator at the Enid Public Library. “We have focused our 2021 adult programming around the Norwegian concept of Friluftsliv, an outdoor living concept, and this seemed like a great way to get folks of all ages out to visit one of Enid’s premier parks while building literacy skills.”
Book pages are placed on panels along the park’s walking path. The path is fully accessible to strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers. Visitors to the book walk will find 16 panels with acrostic poetry and an illustration on one side with a double spread illustration on the other. Each panel celebrates the beauty of language and nature.
The book walk is expected to remain in place for one month but will temporarily be removed on mowing days (usually Tuesdays). One lucky person who takes the survey at the end of the walk will win The Lost Words Card Game set.
Visitors can find the book walk at Champlin Park, which is located at 1198 Sequoyah Drive.
For more information about this event and others, visit the library’s website at enid.okpls.org.