Kensington, MD - The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents Dumplings for Lili by Melissa Iwai as its 13th free Noyes StoryWalk®. Families are invited to read the bilingual picture book on posted signs at Clum-Kennedy Park at 10298 Frederick Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895, from May 7 – June 5, 2022. This StoryWalk is presented in partnership with the Town of Kensington in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Older Americans Month.
The award-winning Dumplings for Lili is a “heartfelt picture book celebration of food, community and family – and little dumpling treasures from around the world.” The book is a multi-cultural culinary trip through an apartment building where six different grandmothers are making their culture’s version of dumplings – and each is missing an ingredient. Lili heads out to borrow cabbage for Nai Nai’s baos, and ends up racing up and down the stairs delivering necessities to all of the cooks. Hint – don’t read this book while you’re hungry!
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 on this webpage. StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson.