Kensington, MD – For its 21st free Noyes StoryWalk®, The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents Steam Train, Dream Train, written by Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld.
Families can read this best-selling story on posted signs at Clum-Kennedy Park in Kensington, MD from Wednesday, May 17 – Thursday June 15, 2023. Clum-Kennedy Park is located at 10207-10225 Kensington Pkwy, Kensington, MD. The Storywalk® is part of the celebration of 150 years of the Metropolitan Branch of the B&O Railroad and is presented in partnership with The Kensington Historical Society and Montgomery Preservation. More information and a full calendar of 150th Anniversary events can be found at kensingtonhistory.org. The Kensington Train Station, the second oldest station in Montgomery County, is a short walk from Clum-Kennedy Park.
Steam Train, Dream Train has become a bedtime favorite, especially for children who love trains. The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. The rhythmic language accompanying the richly detailed illustrations draws children into the book’s colorful world. Crafts and resources related to the book are available online at www.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 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.