ZANESVILLE – Over 300 libraries participate in this program nationally. MCLS has taken a book and put it “around town”, meaning different pages from the book can be seen downtown. Excerpts from the children’s book entitled “the Gruffalo” are found on fifteen different flower pots in Zanesville.
“It goes along with our summer reading theme which is imagination so the Gruffalo first started out as an imaginary character and he came to life and it also involves walking so imagination and walking, it was like perfect,” Youth Services Assistant Librarian Katie Merritt said.
If you’re interested in the library’s summer reading program itself, that began at the start of the month.
“The summer reading, every year its a different theme. This year its imagination so it involves like the Gruffalo is imagination and fantasy so it fits in with our theme. It started June 1st and goes all the way until July so anyone can sign up. They can call the library, come in, it’s just easy. We’re doing it on an app or a website called Beanstack so you just go on (and) you type in Muskingum County Library and then just sign up,” Merritt said.
The summer walk and reading program both end on July 31st. Merritt says that staff would like to do another story walk in the area perhaps in September.