TAMPA, FL — Families in Tampa can now read a story while strolling through Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa, thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Tampa.
The Kiwanis StoryWalk is an initiative of the Kiwanis Club of Tampa to encourage literacy and exercise in children. A StoryWalk is a panel installation that displays a storybook along a walking path page by page. To read the story, families will walk along the path and read along.
The Kiwanis StoryWalk was provided and will be maintained by the Kiwanis Club of Tampa, and Kiwanis volunteers will edit the story monthly. The books are hand-selected by the Kiwanis club to include fun adventures and diverse characters for children ages 3-7.
StoryWalk is bilingual, with stories displayed in English and Spanish, and also includes an audio version to make the program accessible to the visually impaired.
“The Kiwanis Club of Tampa is thrilled to bring StoryWalk to Tampa,” said Amanda Malinowski, StoryWalk Committee Chair. “We know that early literacy and a love of reading are fundamental to a child’s educational development. We hope StoryWalk will encourage literacy skills and help make reading fun,”