October 6, 2012 see childrens' books come alive as you take a walk through "Storybook Park!" at the Barnesville Memorial Park, come and share this special time with your children and grandchildren -- this is a program for all ages!
The character's inside of specially selected books will be brought to life for participants through large illustrations featured at each story's station. Each station has a featured craft to go along with the story. One book is a sing along. The decorations are done by the inmates of the Belmont Correctional Center. The library partners with community organizations, various high school clubs and many individuals to run the activities.
Include costumed characters, clowns and face painters to entertain everyone throughout the park. The Storybook Park mascot, the "Very Hungry Caterpillar," will also be in place for children to walk through.
Storybook Park FAQ
What is the admission price? Storybook Park is free for all, but donations will be accepted.
Where is Storybook Park and how do we get there? Storybook Park is held at the Barnesville Memorial Park. Coming from the interstate, follow Route 800 South. As you enter Barnesville proceed about three blocks, to the point where the road becomes a 'Y.' Turn right onto the lower level of the 'Y' and continue to Fair Street and the Memorial Park. Alternately, coming from South 800, continue through town towards the interstate, and take the lower level of the 'Y' intersection in town.
Where do we park? Parking is permitted on the left side of North Chestnut Street before the park entrance. People will be directing drivers to other parking areas in the park.
When does Storybook Park start? Storybook Park begins at 10:00 AM and lasts until 1:00 PM. It will take about two hours to hear all of the stories and make all of the crafts.
What if it rains? Storybook Park will move inside the Barnesville Elementary Gym in the event of rain. The gym is located one block west of the red light in the middle of town.
What age group does Storybook Park target? Storybook Park stories and activities are most appropriate for children between the ages of 2 and 8. However, past experiences have shown that people of all ages enjoy Storybook Park. It is a family program.