There is an interesting project happening in Circle Park that families need to know about. Sponsored by the Town of Lumberland Parks and Recreation and the Sunshine Hall Free Library in conjunction …
There is an interesting project happening in Circle Park that families need to know about. Sponsored by the Town of Lumberland Parks and Recreation and the Sunshine Hall Free Library in conjunction with the Lions Clubs of Lumberland and Highland and some amazing volunteers, A Story Walk program is opening on November 6th starting at 11:00am.
The Story Walk Project was created by Ann Ferguson and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier Vermont and is now in communities throughout the United States and many parts of the world.
Story Walk combines a good book for children, some exercise and nature all into an innovative project for some healthy outdoor fun and encouraging literacy. In Circle Park, the Story Walk starts at the beginning of the nature trail at the center base of the park behind the parking lot.
The Circle Park nature trail is listed as “easy” by Trailkeepers.org so there shouldn’t be any problem with the little kiddos. Pages of the featured book that have been laminated and installed on fixtures along the trail begin the book. The families are then directed to the next installation-and next page of the story and paired with some small outdoor fun activities.
The featured book on the Story Walk changes seasonally and the first book is “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn” by writer and award-winning artist Kenard Pak a former DreamWorks and Disney illustrator whose previous books focus on the marvels of natural cooperation between animals, plants, and insects as they play their part in the forest’s cycle of life.
The Story Walk project will be the newest permanent installation at Circle Park and at the Kickoff Day of the Story Walk. Volunteers will be on hand at the end of the walk and the first twenty-five families to complete the walk will receive a free copy of the “Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn” book.
While at Circle Park you may want to visit the Sophia Martynec Little Library which was dedicated in memory of Sophia Martynec a longtime volunteer at the Sunshine Hall Free Library and is loaded up with some great kids and young teen books for the taking.
Circle Park is located at 1025 Proctor Road in Lumberland right next to the Town Hall and is handicap accessible and has a lot of free parking. For more information go to www.sunshinehallfreelibrary.org or call the library at (845) 557-6258.
The Sullivan County Public Health Services has begun to implement the Covid Vaccine booster shot program. It is available to anyone who has gotten two Covid vaccine shots-the last shot being over six months ago. The booster (third dose) vaccine shot has been recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
Anyone sixty-five years and older who have received two Covid vaccine shots is automatically eligible. For those individuals between eighteen- and sixty-four-years-old and previously vaccinated who have an underlying medical condition are now eligible for the booster shot.
A person who is a previously vaccinated essential worker, a caregiver, a resident of a congregate care setting or works for a corrections facility or homeless shelters are now eligible for the booster shot. If you fall into any of these categories, you can register for one of the County’s upcoming free booster clinics on Wednesday, November 3rd-2:00-6pm, (Pfizer third shot), Wednesday, November 10th-2:00-6pm (Pfizer third shot) and on the same day Wednesday, November 10th 2:00-6pm (Moderna third shot) All the booster (third shots) clinics will be held at the Sullivan County Public Health Services offices at 50 Community Lane, Liberty, NY 12754.
For more information or to make an appointment go to the Sullivan County Public Health website or call (845) 292-5910.
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