Posted on Monday May 10, 2021
On May 22, 2021, Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach will be hosting a kick-off day for a Storywalk® around downtown Coon Rapids. From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., families can take a stroll around the businesses on Main Street and read the story Rachel’s Day in the Garden by Giselle Shardlow. This book incorporates the colors of the rainbow while introducing kids to new yoga poses to help encourage and explore movement.
Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach is partnering with Main Street Coon Rapids and the Coon Rapids Public Library to bring you this Storywalk® this spring. Families will start at the library where they will pick up an activity sheet and map to take them through the Storywalk®. Participating businesses include: Coon Rapids Public Library, Main Street Coon Rapids, Nature Amil, Brown Bag & Co., Coon Rapids Enterprise, Village Hobby House, Chuck’s Bar and Grill, The Trading Post, Coon Rapids Hardware Hank, Coon Rapids Pharmacy, Raccoon River Social Club, New Hope Bargain Shoppe, Community Insurance Agency co., Availa Bank, the Community Building, Patriot Trainer Fitness, and Frohlich’s SuperValu. Donors for this event include Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach, Carroll Kiwanis Club, Main Street Coon Rapids, Friends of the Coon Rapids Public Library, Patriot Trainer Fitness, and New Way Ford.
A copy of Rachel’s Day in the Garden along with a yoga mat, will be given to the first 20 families that complete this activity. Turn in your completed activity sheet at the Coon Rapids Public Library to receive one copy of the book per household and a yoga mat. Please also take time to complete a quick survey found at this location by scanning the QR code provided following this activity. This will help us as future activities are planned for the community.
If you can’t join in on Saturday, May 22, it’s no problem. The Storywalk® will be up in the businesses through June 12. Just pick up your activity sheet at the Coon Rapids Public Library during business hours and you can participate in the activities anytime.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on small downtown businesses across the U.S. Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach has made it a goal to partner with local chambers and community businesses in Carroll County to help boost the economy following quarantines and loss of business due to this pandemic. This Storywalk® is part of that initiative.