It’s almost here! Our Summer Reading Program kick-off event, “Walking among the Wildflowers,” will take place on the Mine Creek Battlefield grounds on Monday, June 5 at 10 am. In the spirit of our theme “Build a Better World,” it’s in collaboration with Tami Neal from the Mine Creek Battlefield, Abbie Powell from the K-State Extension office, Ginny Clark and Linda Wunderly from the Mound City Library, Wendy Morlan and Lia Duckwall from Pleasanton Library.

The two libraries have created a StoryWalk© for the children to view and read. Ginny Clark chose the story “Chicks and Salsa.” Abbie Powell will provide a wildflower walk and talk on the battlefield grounds near the museum building. She will also help the children mix soil and amendments to plant a container garden with seeds to grow into salsa ingredients.

The StoryWalk© pages will be attached to bright yellow corrugated plastic board, posted on metal stands and scattered near the battlefield museum. These pages will later be rotated for display in storefront windows of both Mound City and Pleasanton businesses. Brochures will indicate locations where readers can view the book’s pages while getting some exercise. This widens the collaborative scope to include local businesses.

Throughout the summer, we will have other collaborative programs that include nearby businesses. Stay tuned for more information about these library programs, or pick up a schedule at the Pleasanton Library. Hope to see you next Monday!