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Trail Tales: Take a Walk, Enjoy a Story 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.  Starting in July and running the rest of the summer, families are invited to enjoy “Trail Tales: Take a Walk; Enjoy a Story”.

Trail Tales combines three critical elements for overall family health: early literacy learning, family engagement, and physical activity.  Book pages from The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson are posted along the Elberton Hiking Trail for families to read and discuss while they walk.

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.

The project was also supported by The Palouse Sauntering & Hiking Adventurers Group with volunteers helping to post the story along the trail.

For additional information, contact Garfield Librarian Sarah Anderson at 509-635-1490 or follow the Garfield Library on Facebook. For upcoming summer reading events for all ages, click here. The Garfield Library is open Mondays from 1-6 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m

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