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A New Interactive StoryWalk Opens at MSU Museum

A new interactive StoryWalk is available on the second floor at the MSU Museum. It features the book, “Because of an Acorn” by Lola Schaefer. The StoryWalk is a collaboration between East Lansing Public Library (ELPL) and the Museum.

“StoryWalks are a wonderful way of putting a fun, interactive twist on books for both children and caregivers, and we’re so excited to partner with the MSU Museum on this project to help grow a love of science, reading and literacy of all sorts in the East Lansing community,” said Eva Weihl, Children’s Librarian at ELPL.

ELPL has collaborated with the MSU Museum before on storytimes, for instance, a Dinosaur Themed Storytime at the annual Dinosaur Dash 5K Run/walk, so this StoryWalk is another opportunity to add literacy in a way that fits with the museums exhibits and educational focus.

“Collaborating with the ELPL on this project allowed us to see great new possibilities in our museum spaces. The StoryWalk panels draw visitors into the beauty of the story and then enrich connections with the highlighted animal specimens. We appreciate the ELPL’s willingness to explore with us how integrating children’s literature into exhibitions can enhance museum experiences,” said Denice Blair, MSU Museum Education Team, Co-Manager.

This StoryWalk will be available at the MSU Museum through February 2019.