Area families are invited to attend The Institute’s monthly StoryWalk® Sundays adventure for kids on Sunday, July 9 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Pine Hill Recreation Area.  

Kids join a guided walk and activities along the story trail as they read a story book, then make a special craft project to take home. 

The featured storybook for May is “Fireflies, Fireflies, Light my Way” by Jonathan London, with illustrations by Linda Messier.

“Inspired by a Native American lullaby, the Fireflies book has rhyming text that kids love, and features fireflies, beavers, turtles, and other animals, showing the interconnectedness of the natural world,” said Pam Rowland, The Institute’s education director.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required by July 7. Register online at: 

For more information, email or call 717-762-0373. Limited to 20 children. All families are welcome, but activities are geared for preschool and elementary aged kids.

Pine Hill’s StoryWalk® trail, an Institute project, was funded in part by WellSpan Summit Endowment, Marge Kiersz and Rouzerville Business Association, with in-kind support from Washington Township, Hopewell Manufacturing, Waynesboro Area School District “Be the Village,” and Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library.

Additional support is from The Institute’s Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin. Other sponsors include Kathy Helfrick and Jane Glenn. Facility support courtesy of Washington Townshi

The StorWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.