When Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park reopens on July 3, families will be able to enjoy a beautifully illustrated children’s book, page by page, as they walk together along a pathway.
The first of its kind for Oak Harbor, this permanent installation will feature a series of sturdy, weather-proof sign stations installed along a path in the park.
Each station will feature a page from a children’s book selected by Oak Harbor Library staff members, and the stories will change every few months. The story trail encourages children, families and caregivers to walk outside while enjoying a picture book.
The project is a collaboration of the Oak Harbor Library, the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library, City of Oak Harbor and Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Now citizens have an opportunity to join friends and neighbors in supporting this unique community resource.
“For $275, you can sponsor one of the sign stations that will display a page from a book,” the press release states.
“Sponsorship is also open to businesses or community groups, and each sign will be labeled with a sponsor acknowledgement.”
Sponsorship payments will go to Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, making the donation available to consider as a tax deduction. Checks can be mailed or dropped off at the Oak Harbor Library.
“We are expecting strong interest from the community in this opportunity to support children, families and literacy in Oak Harbor,” Oak Harbor Librarian Mary Campbell said.
“You can contact me for more information about the project and sponsorship and follow our progress on the Oak Harbor Library Facebook page. ”