Even though the Timmins Public Library is unable to reopen yet due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff still wanted to do something fun for the patrons. The library is hosting four different Storywalks with the first one to kick off tomorrow at Gillies Lake from 2 to 6 pm. Early Childhood Advisor Melissa Vieno explains how the walks will work.

“So families will stop at every page sign along the way, and in the business windows we the pages will be displayed so they can go from one to another reading the story,” she said.

Vieno says they wanted to do something completely different for the families

“Since we are not able to do any of our programming in person this summer, we thought what a better way to get families together outdoors then to do these type of walks,” she said.

Three other Storywalks will take place throughout the month of August at Porcupine Lake and several Timmins and South Porcupine businesses. Vieno says they are thrilled that the businesses have allowed them to display portions of the book in their windows.

August Storywalks:

  • Thursday, July 30th — Gillies Lake — 2 pm to 6 pm — story featured – Bear for Breakfast by Robert Munsch.
  • Thursday, August 6th — Porcupine Lake — 2 pm to 6 pm — story featured — Plant a Seed and See What Grows by Roland Gahler.
  • August 10-14 — Downtown Timmins BIA Business windows — story featured The Darkest Dark by Chris Hatfield.
  • August 17-21 — Downtown South Porcupine Business windows — story featured – Brady Brady and the Ballpark Bark by Mary Shaw.