StoryWalk in Harvard gives families fresh outdoor activity

A social distance-friendly outdoor activity is offered by the Harvard Diggins Library, which created a fresh way for families to enjoy a story.

The new Harvard Community StoryWalk has been installed in Lion’s Park behind the Harvard Diggins Library, according to a news release.

The story begins at the entrance to the library and park campus and continues along the Lion’s Park walking path, displayed in 20 posts and frames. Featured stories will be changed often throughout the year and will be translated into English and Spanish.

The first story chosen for the StoryWalk is "Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn" by Kenard Pak, and it will remain on display through the end of November.

The project was made possible by the financial support of the Harvard Arts Group (H’ARTS), Harvard Parks Department, and the Harvard Diggins Library, according to the release. Community volunteers and park board members Joel Kriete and Pep Saucedo donated time and materials to plan and install it.

"When the now-disbanded H’ARTS group offered the library funding for a community project, staff knew the perfect project for the funds," the library said in the release. "Combining arts, literacy, and outdoor recreation, the StoryWalk will give the community a lasting gift to enjoy together."