Children from Oakleaves Preschool and Scoil Naomh Eoin, Navan were the special guests for the launch of a Scéal Trail in Blackwater Park on Thursday. Meath County Council Library Service recently installed the Scéal Trail as a fun way to bring together the enjoyment of reading, a love of the outdoors and some physical activity.
The library’s choice for the scéal trail, which serves to launch and promote the annual Family Time at Your Library programme, is a picture book written and illustrated by Trim-based author Tatyana Feeney and is published in Ireland by O’Brien Press. The story follows Mr. Wolf on a woolly adventure around Ireland as he tries to save his socks! The children were treated to a gift of the book to bring home and share with their families.
Cathaoirleach Nick Killian commended the library service on launching this “fun, educational activity which can be enjoyed by all the family. It provides a great opportunity to build children’s interest in reading while enjoying healthy outdoor walks”.
The story starts at the playground and children can follow the path to read the whole story. Each board features some questions about the story and some movement tips to do on the way to the next page.
Meath County Council Chief Executive Jackie Maguire added “it is a great way to promote the reading of books beyond the physical library space”.
Copies of ‘Socks for Mr. Wolf’ are available to borrow from any Meath library. You can download a story-related activity pack and discover other resources under the library section on meath.ie.