The Newnan Carnegie is proud to present the Newnan Carnegie Library StoryWalk® on the LINC trail. StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children – and adults! – to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to wooden podiums, which are installed along the LINC trail. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
The project was funded by the Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation (NCLF) and The Edgar B. Hollis Trust and the wooden podiums were custom built by Dan Kazmierczak. The book on the StoryWalk® is Pete the Cat. I Love My White Shoes by Eric Litwin and James Dean. The StoryWalk® will be on display through the first week of January 2022.
“We have been working on this project for a few years so it is very exciting to see it come to fruition,” says Carnegie Director, Susan Crutchfield. “Carnegie staff including Elizabeth Ruppel and Teri Anderson have been working very hard on designing the pages and coordinating the design of the podiums with NCLF Board Member, Tim Bowyer and Dan Kazmierczak. We could not have done this without financial support from the NCLF and the Hollis Trust and manpower support from the City of Newnan’s Beautification Department. We hope that all Newnan citizens get a chance to go out and check out this wonderful new addition to our community.”
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT. StoryWalk® have been installed in 50 states and 13 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea.
The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation
The Newnan Carnegie Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that focuses on supporting and promoting the Carnegie Library through programs, speakers, authors and financial backing of events benefitting local communities.
Newnan Carnegie Library
The Newnan Carnegie Library in Newnan, Georgia, is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The Carnegie provides a central dynamic gathering place that serves residents of all ages and backgrounds as well as community organizations with a reading room, children’s area, and meeting spaces enhanced by an art gallery. It seeks to be an integral part of the community by offering print and electronic materials, services, and programs to adults and children to enrich daily lives. For more information about the Carnegie visit, www.newnancarnegie.com.