Scarborough, Maine – July 28, 2021 – Biddeford Savings, a division of Maine Community Bank, recently donated $1,000 to the Scarborough Public Library to fund Story Walks; a series of illustrations posted sequentially on signboards along a path outdoors.
In this time when children are unvaccinated and the Scarborough Public Library cannot yet provide traditional, in-person “story times,” story walks have particular value. The Story Walks provide a shared community experience, for the entire family, safely outside. With our support, the Library has developed seven story walks to be enjoyed by the many families with young children who visit. The Library has mounted actual pages from large-format picture books to the windows along the perimeter of the building to be viewed from outside.
“Reading is fundamental to building literacy skills in children. Story Walks inspire families to get outside and share a story. It is a winning combination that sparks curiosity while getting a bit of exercise and a positive way to fuel a child’s growing mind,” says Louise Capizzo, the Scarborough Public Library’s Youth Services Manager.
We are proud to support the Scarborough Public Library and their Story Walk initiative. Each story will be on display for about two months, and walks will rotate well into next year, including these titles: Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle, Up, Down and Around by Katherine Ayres, Planting a Rainbow, by Lois Ehlert, Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root, Growing Vegetable Soup by Lois Ehlert, Circus Ship by Chris Van Dusen, and One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root.
About Biddeford Savings
Biddeford Savings is an independent, community-focused mutual savings bank founded in 1867 with a commitment to excellence and to helping each of its communities prosper. The bank has offices in Biddeford, Kennebunk, Scarborough, and Waterboro. To learn more, visit biddefordsavings.com.
About Maine Community Bank
Biddeford Savings and Mechanics Savings have been financial partners to the people of Central and Southern Maine for the past 150 years. To help carry their commitment to the communities they serve, the two banks merged on January 1, 2020, becoming divisions of Maine Community Bank. The merger expands the lending capacity, product offerings, and branch service area, while keeping all decision-making at the local level. They have branches in Auburn, Biddeford, Brunswick, Kennebunk, Lewiston, Scarborough, Waterboro, and Windham