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Minocqua Public Library offers downtown Story Path and Garden Book Box

July 24, 2020

Looking for fun literacy ideas for the whole family? The Minocqua Public Library has two ongoing offerings that can be done outdoors, at a safe distance: a downtown Story Path and a book box next to the library’s garden beds.

The Story Path features the story, “The Three Little Superpigs,” and begins at Veteran’s Park. From there, families can walk along the business windows in downtown Minocqua and read the story page by page. The Story Path includes 18 locations and a list of businesses and their addresses can be found on the “events” bulletin board at Veteran’s Park. Complete the entire Story Path and earn a small prize at the 18th location. 

Another fun stop for families while walking downtown is the Minocqua Public Library’s garden beds. Located between the library and the police station, the three garden beds each have a theme — a fairy garden, a pollinator garden, and a Peter Rabbit garden. The gardens are maintained by patrons Andrea Billings and Wendy Doolan. Additions have been made to the gardens recently by the family of Gordon Hastreiter, including a bee house, butterfly house, and a toad house (made by granddaughter Finley).  

This summer, Hastreiter has partnered with Billings to create a book box, which features stories that fit with the themes of each of the three gardens. Families are invited to stop by, enjoy the gardens, and read the books together. 

For more information, visit minocqualibrary.org or call the library at 715-356-4437.

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