Kensington, MD – The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation presents A Tale of Two Beasts by Fiona Roberton, as the ninth free Noyes StoryWalk®. Families are invited to read the book on posted signs as they stroll through Clum-Kennedy Park (10298 Frederick Ave., Kensington, MD 20895). A Tale of Two Beasts Noyes StoryWalk® will run from November 20 to December 19, 2021.
Described as “totally delightful” in a starred Kirkus review, A Tale of Two Beasts describes an encounter in the “deep dark woods” from two different points of view - that of a little girl who discovers a strange creature and “rescues” him, and also that of the woodland creature who gets “ambushed” and taken away. Humorous illustrations invite children to see differences in the stories, and to appreciate the happy ending.
Families can also find crafts related to A Tale of Two Beasts in a bin at The Noyes Children’s Library (10237 Carroll Pl., Kensington, MD) and 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 and StoryWalk® experiences. Since January 2021, Noyes StoryWalks® have featured The Mitten by Jan Brett; The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats; Kamala and Maya’s Big Idea by Meena Harris; Rainbow Weaver by Linda Elovitz; Cecily Cicada by Kita Helmetag Murdock and Patsy Helmetag; 10 Hidden Heroes by Mark Shriver;¡Olinguito! by Lulu Delacre; and The Little Engine That Could (90th Anniversary edition) by Watty Piper.
More information on Noyes Foundation events can be found at noyeslibraryfoundation.org/events.
StoryWalk® is a registered trademark of Anne Ferguson.
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.
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