Kensington, MD – For its 20th free Noyes StoryWalk®, The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents Catch the Sky – Playful Poems on the Air We Share, by Robert Heidbreder, illustrated by Emily Dove. The PoetryWalk is a collaboration between the Foundation and the 2023 Kensington Day of the Book, which takes place on April 23, 2023 from 11am to 4pm along Antique Row in Kensington, MD.
Families can read these nature-themed poems on posted signs along Antique Row in downtown Kensington, MD from April 21 through May 3, 2023. The PoetryWalk begins at Modern Mobler, located at 3730 Howard Ave., Kensington MD, and progresses on store windows along Howard Avenue and adjacent streets, continuing to its end at Frankly, Pizza! at 10417 Armory Ave., Kensington MD. A complete map can be found at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.
In this ‘lyrical’ picture book (Booklist) for ages 3-8, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed children’s poet, Robert Heidbreder, shares thirty memorable poems that capture the magic and beauty of all the wonderful things kids can see when they gaze at the sky, gorgeously illustrated by artist and naturalist Emily Dove. Crafts and resources related to the book are available online at www.noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.
The 16th Kensington Day of the Book is a family-friendly street festival featuring authors, poets, artists and literary and community organizations. Families can enjoy live music, special guest speakers, children’s programs, poetry readings, cookbook demos and more. Details and a full schedule can be found at dayofthebook.com.
Families are encouraged to share a selfie while at the PoetryWalk 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 in January, 2021 as an early literacy initiative when libraries were closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues 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.