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The North Canton Public Library invites families to visit its StoryWalk® at Dogwood Park (345 7th Street NE in North Canton). A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s storybook along a popular walking route in the community. The North Canton Public Library’s StoryWalk® will highlight books at easily viewable heights for young children and those participants who use wheelchairs or strollers to travel along the trail.

The featured book for August is Giraffes Can’t Dance, written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees.

Giraffes Can’t Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance.

With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think.

Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.

With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

The North Canton Public Library’s StoryWalk® at Dogwood Park was made possible in part thanks to a generous gift from the estate of former North Canton resident Janet Daily (1934-2018) who was a kind advocate of books and reading.

The national StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalks® have been installed in all 50 states and several countries including Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Malaysia, and Pakistan.