Library inviting families to take a walk through ‘Snowmen at Christmas’

| November 10, 2016

COSHOCTON – The children’s department at the Coshocton Public Library is taking Christmas to Main Street this holiday season with Family Storywalk, an enchanting walk through Carol Buehner’s story, “Snowmen at Christmas.”

“We thought this would be a wonderful way for us to get a classic storybook out on Main Street,” said Deborah Crowdy, children’s librarian. “It also combines literacy with some exercise for people and is a family activity.”

Beginning Monday, Nov. 14, as Coshocton anticipates the beginning of the Christmas season, families can stroll Main Street and read Buehner’s book, from the first page to the last, in the windows of downtown merchants.

Along with a delightful story, each poster-size page hides various creatures hidden in beautifully painted illustrations.

Storywalk guides are available at the library and in the Coshocton County Beacon to help locate each page as you stroll the sidewalks of Main Street, reading and seeking the hidden pictures.

“We heard about this being done in other places like Pataskala where they had wonderful results,” Crowdy said. “If a lot of people really enjoy it, we might do one again in the park this summer.”

Storywalk will end at the library, where your guide will serve as an entry into a drawing for a prize copy of the book “Snowmen at Christmas.”

“This book is considered a classic for Christmas and the artwork in it is just gorgeous,” Crowdy said. “It also has a fun side with the fun things you can find in the pictures.”

You will be able to read the holiday story from pages one to 13 in the windows of these Main Street businesses: Sprint Print, Dr. Dunlap and Dr. Laaper, Coshocton Yard, Marilyn’s Natural Foods, Carton Shoes, Linnet’s Flowers, Wilson Carpet & Furniture, The Beacon, Coshocton Antique Mall, Triplitt Pharmacy, Dr. Fornara, Fisher Decorating Center, and the Coshocton Public Library.

“We made it so there is only one place you have to cross the street,” Crowdy said. “We thank each business because they were all so cooperative. Everyone that we phoned was more than happy to help. I think they liked the idea of something innovative and educational going on on Main Street.”

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