Library continues to search for vandals who destroyed StoryWalk – Times News Online

Posted on September 23, 2021 at 2:45 p.m.

In August, the Chestnuthill Park behind the Chestnuthill Community Building, the Western Pocono Community Library’s StoryWalk signs were destroyed.

Created by the library, it was truly a love of work, and it was a wonderful way to introduce children to the pleasure of reading and the world of books.

“It was completely destroyed. It has been mounted on wooden stakes and the pages are taped and secured with velcro and stapled. They’ve been ripped off, we’re missing several stakes and others are completely broken, so we can’t put them back in place at this time, ”said Patti Weiss, manager of the Western Pocono Community Library.

Weiss said she was happy that Ross Township Park hosted the StoryWalk and that people could take their children there for the walk.

Next, Ross Township Community Park saw its StoryWalk destroyed. More than a dozen piles were damaged.

It might not look like a big project, but creating the storyboards and putting them all together takes time, and the cost of supplies is high as well. Especially with all the cuts libraries have suffered over the past couple of years.

While it’s hard to understand why anyone would want to be so destructive and mean, it’s even harder to think of the person (s) who destroyed the first StoryWalk, it’s even more heartbreaking to see the damage that also took place. been caused in Ross Township Park. .

If you have any information, call the Western Pocono Community Library at 570-992-7934 or the West End Park and Open Space Commission at 570-992-9733.

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