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Stretch your legs and take a walk through the park for our Autism Acceptance StoryWalk at Carden Park between Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, May 2. StoryWalks will be set up so that your family can enjoy at a time that's convenient for you within the Park's open hours. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines!

This StoryWalk is geared toward kids ages 5 to 10 and their families, but everyone is welcome.

As you walk the park, you’ll read Uniquely Wired by Julia Cook, illustrations by Anita DuFalla (Boys Town Press, 2018).

"Zak is obsessed with watches. Before that it was trains. He owns hundreds of watches (he has quite the watch collection) and is quick to tell everyone everything about them.

Zak also has autism, so he sometimes responds to the world around him in unconventional ways. As Zak describes his point of view, young readers gain a better understanding of his behaviors and learn valuable lessons about patience, curiosity, tolerance and understanding."

Through a partnership, Normal Public Library, Autism McLean, Autism Friendly Community, and the Town of Normal Parks and Recreation Department, are able to bring you this Autism Acceptance StoryWalk.

StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 14 countries, including Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea! StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and was developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, Kellogg-Hubbard Library.