Downtown walk encourages kids to read

5:12 PM, Jan 25, 2014   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There are several different ways to enjoy a good book. A group of kids in Bangor got to read in a less traditional way Saturday morning.

Starting at the Bangor Public Library several kids made their way to the Children's Discovery Museum on foot. On the way they read the pages of the two books "The Mitten" and "Caps For Sale" that were posted in the store fronts of businesses downtown.

"It seems like real life to me when I read it and I feel like I'm in the book," said walker Shannon Murphy.

Bangor's Story Walk gives kids the chance to not only enjoy the outdoors during the winter time, but is also meant to get them interested in reading at a young age according to librarian, Shane Layman, who escorted kids along the walk.

"It doesn't take a whole lot of patience," said Layman. "You just love to be around them and you love to see the kids reading and enjoying literature."

The pages of "The Mitten" and "Caps For Sale" will remain in the store fronts of downtown Bangor businesses until February 22nd, to give other kids the chance to enjoy reading outdoors.  


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