Book Walk now open at Marion Tallgrass Trail

A fun idea to promote reading to children and encourage families to spend some time outdoors together became a reality this week in Marion County.

The Let’s Read 20 Book Walk was unveiled as part of the Marion Tallgrass Trail during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday afternoon at the trailhead on Holland Road. Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine joined officials from the Marion Public Library, Let’s Read 20, the Marion County Park District, Marion Community Foundation, and other community organizations to celebrate the opening of the book walk.

“I think that storybook trails are great and I’m excited to start this today,” DeWine said prior to cutting the ribbon to open the trail that features 20 stanchions that each have a portion of the book “The Hike” written by Alison Farrell . Farrell is an illustrator and author who lives in Portland, Oregon. Her biography says “she loves to ride bikes and hike.”

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