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StoryWalk Back Up at Wildwood Nature Center


Wildwood_Nature_Center_fall_storywalkThanks to the efforts of the staff at Wildwood Nature Center, families can again enjoy the fall StoryWalk®, Harry the Dirty Dog. The StoryWalk®, which had to be temporarily removed on September 18 after being targeted by vandals on three separate occasions, is now mounted on the building. The StoryWalk® will be on display through October 23, 2017 during the hours the building is open. 



Monday   9:30  a.m.  -  4:30 p.m.
Tuesday  10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
Wednesday  10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
Thursday  10:00 a.m.  -  6:00 p.m.
Friday    9:30  a.m.  -  4:30 p.m. 
Saturday  10:00 a.m.  -  4:00 p.m.
Sunday   Closed






“We are grateful to the Wildwood Nature Center’s staff for finding a solution and placing it out of harm’s way,” said Children’s Library Assistant Mary Mason. “Even though the StoryWalk® is no longer along the nature trail, families can still enjoy an interactive reading experience,” added Mason.

Featuring the book Harry the Dirty Dog, written by Gene Zion and illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham, the StoryWalk’s® laminated pages are posted at a child-friendly height on the exterior of the building. Families can enjoy this classic picture book about a white dog with black spots who absolutely, positively hates to take a bath. After a day of adventure, Harry gets so dirty that he no longer looks like a white dog with black spots. Now he looks like a black dog with white spots! Harry the Dirty Dog has been entertaining young readers for decades

Wildwood Nature Center is located at 529 Forestview Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068. For more information, call the Park Ridge Public Library 847-825-4527.

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library in an effort to encourage physical activity, early literacy, and family time together in nature.



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