Menominee library gets $700 grant

MENOMINEE — Menominee County Library received a $700 grant from the Community Wide Fund at the M&M Area Community Foundation that will allow library staff to create a Story Trail next to the main library location in Stephenson.

The Story Trail installation became reality with help from the Stephenson National Bank’s “Jeans for Greens,” US Printers and sweat equity from library volunteers.

A Story Trail places a book and related activities at stations along a path. Walking and sharing the book and ideas encourages children and adults to have different, and hopefully fun reading experience. Story trails can help reluctant or new readers to experience reading in a positive way.

The first book on the Menominee County Library Story Trail will be “In the Tall Tall Grass” by Denise Fleming. They will host a special introduction during the Toddler Storytime at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31. Everyone is welcome.

Story Trail books will change on a regular basis. Located next to the Menominee County Library in Stephenson, the Story Trail will remain up as long as weather permits and will be back in the spring.

The Menominee County Library staff appreciates the partnership with the M & M Community Foundation. With their help, ideas are turned into regular services. Last year, they received funding for a Train Table that has become a well-loved library feature.

For more information, visit the library at S319 Railroad St.in Stephenson or contact 906-753-6923 or www.uproc.lib.mi.us/menominee/.