Kensington, MD – The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed as the 11th free Noyes StoryWalk®. Families are invited to read the picture book on posted signs at Warner Circle Park, a spacious area adjacent to Noyes Library for Young Children (10237 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD 20895). The Mae Among the Stars Noyes StoryWalk®, presented in collaboration with Montgomery Parks and the Town of Kensington, will run from Feb. 12 to March 13, 2022.
Mae Among the Stars is about Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space. The book was selected by the Noyes Foundation for its STEM focus and in recognition of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March).
Families can also find crafts related to Mae Among the Stars on the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation website at noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.
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 Library for Young Children (10237 Carroll Pl., Kensington, MD), which reopened on July 6, 2021, was closed for more than a year due to the pandemic. During that time, the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation provided literacy outreach to the Greater D.C. community through free weekly storytimes on Facebook live and a series of free outdoor StoryWalk® experiences. The first Noyes StoryWalk® featured The Mitten by Jan Brett in January 2021. For a full list of past StoryWalk® events and more information on all Noyes Foundation events, visit noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.
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The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation works to raise funds, enhance early literacy programs, and inspire community engagement so that all children can discover the wonder of books through Noyes Children’s Library. The Foundation is a grassroots nonprofit founded in 1991 support the early literacy mission of the historic Noyes Children’s Library, a specialized branch of Montgomery County Public Libraries in Kensington, Maryland. The all-volunteer Foundation has grown to support the library’s mission in many ways, and now, in cooperation with Montgomery County, the Foundation is leading the Make MORE Noyes Renovation Campaign to make Noyes universally accessible, while expanding its space and early literacy mission. For more information on the Make MORE Noyes fundraising campaign, go to noyeslibraryfoundation.org.