The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County recently partnered with the Jefferson County Library, Chimacum Schools, and the Chimacum High School Interact Club to develop a Story Walk for local primary and elementary school children.

    A Story Walk is a relatively simple outdoors literacy program designed to help children learn to read. It consists of a series of laminated panels placed along a fence line. Each panel contains one page from a children’s book. The panels were made by Jefferson County Library Director, and Rotary Club member, Tamara Meredith.  

    

    Story Walks are designed to be used by teachers leading classes along the panels to read them, by children during recess, and by families and kids during free time.

   

    With the assistance of Chimacum Schools Librarian Michele Moriarty and members of the Chimacum High School Interact Club, an affiliate of the East Jefferson County Rotary Club, Tamara Meredith led the group in placing the first two Story Walks at the primary and elementary schools. Each Story Walk will remain in place for about 45 days.  

 

    Rotary International is a century-old world-wide organization of men and women who are united by their interest in humanitarian service and who, by their actions, help to build goodwill and peace within their communities and around the world. See the 2017 Rotary International Annual Report here.

 

    The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County, chartered in 1982,  is one of seven Rotary clubs on the Olympic Peninsula. Members and guests of the Club meet weekly for an hour, Thursdays at noon, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road (across from Chimacum High School). Walk-ins are welcomed.  


 

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