Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Walk and read this holiday season with Pete the Cat

Pictures from each page of “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas” are in various shop windows around Merchants Square as part of a collaborative project with the Williamsburg Regional Library. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Savannah Merriman)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, even if the year has been a tremendously rough one.

And if you’re looking for a family holiday activity outside of the stuffy house, then Merchants Square is the place.

Especially for young bibliophiles.

Once again, Merchants Square and the Williamsburg Regional Library have teamed up to bring the community another story adventure.

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The library began offering Storywalk, a literary project originally started in Vermont, back in September, but who says the fun can’t continue?

This Holiday Storywalk follows the tale of Pete the Cat in “Pete the Cat Saves Christmas” by Eric Litwin.

“We really enjoy doing the Storywalk because it allows the kids to go around and see all the shops,” said Ralph Youngs, president of Merchants Square.

Though the holiday season is notoriously busy for Merchants Square, Youngs added the shopping area is especially important this year because it gives people a chance to get outside, even as the weather gets colder.

“What’s great is that it’s all outdoors,” he said. “The city also put heaters outside the shops, and that has really helped a great deal, too.”

A map outlining the shops participating in the literary journey can be downloaded here.

(WYDaily/Courtesy of the Williamsburg Regional Library)

The Williamsburg Regional Library, 7770 Croaker Road, is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information about the StoryWalk project or the library, visit the library’s website here.


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