StoryTRACKS Gets Kids Reading Outdoors

A new project in Anchorage helps kids combine playing outside with reading books. Best Beginnings project manager Barbara Brown hosted the StoryTRACKS ribbon cutting event on the Loussac Public Library lawn on July 11. Each page of the children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt was laminated and mounted on signposts so that kids could read together and run around at the same time. Brown says thanks to an Anchorage Parks Foundation grant, they’ll be able to create ten sets of laminated books that will soon make the rounds to parks and trails across the city.