Kensington, MD - The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents Waiting for the Biblioburro / Esperando el Biblioburro by Monica Brown as its 12th free Noyes StoryWalk. Families are invited to read the bilingual picture book on posted signs at Capitol View-Homewood Local Park at 2929 Edgewood Road, Kensington, MD 20895, behind Oakland Terrace Elementary School, from April 2-May 1, 2022. This StoryWalk is presented in partnership with Montgomery Parks and the Oakland Terrace Elementary School PTA. OTES is a Two-Way Immersion program school, and is celebrating its Spring Reading Festival.
Waiting for the Biblioburro / Esperando el Biblioburro is a story about Ana who loves stories. She often makes them up to help her little brother fall asleep. But in her small village there are only a few books and she has read them all. One morning, Ana wakes up to the clip-clop of hooves, and there before her is the most wonderful sight: a traveling library resting on the backs of two burros-all the books a little girl could dream of, with enough stories to encourage her to create one of her own.
Inspired by the heroic efforts of real-life librarian Luis Soriano, award-winning picture book creators Monica Brown and John Parra introduce readers to the mobile library that journeys over mountains and through valleys to bring literacy and culture to rural Colombia, and to the children who wait for the Biblioburro.
Families are encouraged to share a selfie while at the StoryWalk® or a photo of a completed craft on the Noyes Children’s Library Facebook page (facebook.com/MakeMoreNoyes); post to Facebook and tag the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation, or post to Instagram and tag @makemorenoyes.
The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation launched its Noyes StoryWalk® program as an early literacy initiative when libraries were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to enable families to enjoy books together in the outdoors. A complete list of the Noyes StoryWalks®, including background information and accompanying crafts, is available at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/Events. StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson.