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Spooky Trail Tales: Take a Walk, Enjoy a Story, Get a Fright at the Elberton Hiking Trail
The Garfield Library is partnering with the Whitman County Parks Department to offer a fun and educational way to enjoy the outdoors and build children’s interest in reading. In October, and running all month long, families are invited to enjoy our annual “Spooky Trail Tales: Take a Walk; Enjoy a Story; Get a Fright” at the Elberton Hiking Trail. For added fun, the library is hosting a spooky poem reading to kick off the event on Saturday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m. on the trail.
Spooky Trail Tales combines three critical elements for overall family health: early literacy learning, family engagement, and physical activity. Selected stories from The Headless Horseman Rides Tonight by Jack Prelutsky are posted along the trail for families to read and discuss while they walk. The library would like to thank The Palouse Sauntering & Hiking Adventurers Group for volunteering and posting the stories along the trail.
To get to the Elberton Hiking Trail from Garfield, take 3rd St (between Grumpy’ s Tavern & the Meet Shop Too), turn right onto Jefferson St, continue onto Elberton Rd for 4.8 miles, then turn left onto Draper Rd. Parking is in front of the old school house and the trail head is clearly marked across the street. Participants are encouraged to sign the guest book located at the trail head before starting off.
For additional information, contact Garfield Librarian Sarah Anderson at (509) 635-1490 or follow the Garfield Library on Facebook. The Garfield Library is open Mondays from 1-6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.