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StoryWalk Project Kick-Off Party

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon in celebration of the opening of the Baliff Family StoryWalk® at the Cloverdale Community Park!
Miss Taylor and Miss Krista are planning prizes, snacks, and fun for the whole family! StoryWalks® are 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 stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you’re directed to the next page in the story.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, formerly of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
The Putnam County StoryWalk® Project has been primarily funded by the Putnam County Community Foundation. The Bayliff Family StoryWalk® was funded by a matching grant from the Bayliff Family.
The Putnam County StoryWalk® Project has facilitated the purchase and installation of this and other StoryWalks® to be placed throughout Putnam County.
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Vote For Your Favorite: 2020 Firefly Awards Are Open

by Youth Services

What is the Firefly Award?

The Indiana Early Literacy Firefly Award is awarded to books that encourage very young children & adults to interact through talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. 

Nominated books are selected by teachers, librarians, caregivers and others who are committed to early childhood development. Each year, children ages 0-5 are encouraged to vote for their favorite!

 

How do I participate?
The nominated books are available for checkout or you can view all five books through recorded videos. After you’ve experienced all the books, help your child choose their favorite and use the online voting form. Votes will be collected until July 31, 2020. Please remember, this vote is only for children ages 0-5. Please fill out the form one time for each eligible child in your household.

Past Recipients

2019 Full List >

2019 Winner: There’s a Monster in Your Book by Tom Fletcher

2018 Full List >

2018: Noisy Night by Mac Barnett

2017 Full List >

2017: Don’t Wake Up the Tiger by Britta Teckentrup

2016 Full List >

2016: Hooray for Hat! by Brian Won

2015 Full List >

2015: Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter

Firefly Award 2020 Nominees

B is for Baby
by Atinuke

Don’t Blink
by Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Firefly Home
by Jane Clarke

Pirate Jack Gets Dressed
by Nancy Raines Day

The Rabbit Listened
by Cory Doerrfeld

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