Reading for vets


‘Story Walk’ update embraces honoring vets

By Morgan McKinniss - mmckinniss@aimmediamidwest.com



The French Art Colony partnered with Bossard Memorial Library in its story walk to honor veterans. Until Nov. 15, the public can read “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops” by Jill Biden on the grounds of the French Art Colony. Pictured are local contributors to the story walk at its inaugural ribbon cutting. From left to right stand, Shayna Chapman, of Shaynaco, Vice Chair of the FAC Board Marianne Campbell, Bossard Adult Programming Coordinator Lynn Pauley, Bossard Board President Jenkins Rob Jenkins, Bossard Director Debbie Saunders, Gallipolis Rotary Member Deb Rhodes, fellow Rotary member Bonnie McFarland and fellow Rotary member Jim Morrison.


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GALLIPOLIS — Bossard Memorial Library has begun honoring veterans with an update in the story walk at the French Art Colony.

Continuing through Nov. 15, patrons of the story walk will be able to read “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops” by Jill Biden, wife of the former Vice President Joe Biden.

“What better way to honor veterans than to have families reading this book together as a tribute to veterans,” said Debbie Saunders, library director at Bossard. “It not only enables family time, but encourages literacy, and teaches children the importance of honoring those who have served our country.”

The story walk began as a one day event at Raccoon Creek County Park that the French Art Colony wanted to replicate permanently on their grounds in collaboration with Bossard.

“The French Art Colony approached the library about partnering with them to have a permanent story walk,” said Saunders. “They loved the idea of bringing that downtown on the grounds of the French Art Colony getting people in the garden.”

At the FAC there are 18 different frames that comprise the story walk, which are numbered for ease of use by patrons. According to Saunders, the books are selected considering their length and detail with young readers in mind. While the current selection does have a more serious tone, the following story is “Turkey Trouble” which should provide some comic relief for children. The stories are changed out at least quarterly, if not more often.

In November there will be two stories; the current veterans story and then a Thanksgiving themed story, for the second half of the month.

The French Art Colony partnered with Bossard Memorial Library in its story walk to honor veterans. Until Nov. 15, the public can read “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops” by Jill Biden on the grounds of the French Art Colony. Pictured are local contributors to the story walk at its inaugural ribbon cutting. From left to right stand, Shayna Chapman, of Shaynaco, Vice Chair of the FAC Board Marianne Campbell, Bossard Adult Programming Coordinator Lynn Pauley, Bossard Board President Jenkins Rob Jenkins, Bossard Director Debbie Saunders, Gallipolis Rotary Member Deb Rhodes, fellow Rotary member Bonnie McFarland and fellow Rotary member Jim Morrison.
http://www.mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/11/web1_DSC_0625.jpgThe French Art Colony partnered with Bossard Memorial Library in its story walk to honor veterans. Until Nov. 15, the public can read “Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops” by Jill Biden on the grounds of the French Art Colony. Pictured are local contributors to the story walk at its inaugural ribbon cutting. From left to right stand, Shayna Chapman, of Shaynaco, Vice Chair of the FAC Board Marianne Campbell, Bossard Adult Programming Coordinator Lynn Pauley, Bossard Board President Jenkins Rob Jenkins, Bossard Director Debbie Saunders, Gallipolis Rotary Member Deb Rhodes, fellow Rotary member Bonnie McFarland and fellow Rotary member Jim Morrison. Dean Wright|OVP
‘Story Walk’ update embraces honoring vets

By Morgan McKinniss

mmckinniss@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.

Reach Morgan McKinniss at 740-446-2342 ext 2108.