DEL NORTE — A beautiful sunny day greeted guests as they wandered the cement path around Del Norte Town Park on Friday, June 17.
Several people came to enjoy the new Adventure Walk that was installed in the last month thanks to the efforts of Kathryn Trujillo with the Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley and Susan Williams, who is the director of the Del Norte Public Library.
“We just want to thank everyone for coming out and supporting us and for everyone helping us make this a reality,” said Williams.
After a short speech, Williams fired up the gas grill and cooked lunch for the crowd. While lunch was being served, guests walked the path lined with pedestals that featured the book “Where the Wild Things Are.” Children ran from station to station, reading a small portion of the book as they laughed and enjoyed the day.
Williams and the Del Norte Public Library were also offering their summer reading program which kicks off in July for area youth. Registration for the event opens on July 13 and the program runs for the remainder of the summer. This year’s theme is Oceans of Possibility.
“It is going to be a really fun program. There will be chances to win prizes, do crafts and read a lot of really great books,” said Williams. “Anyone who registers will get a gift and a logbook at the time of registration.”
Trujillo worked with Williams and several area organizations on the Adventure Walk and thanked the donors who made the project successful.
“The Upper Rio Grande School District played a huge role in making this possible and were one of our biggest donors, so I definitely want to thank them for their help,” Trujillo said. “The Del Norte Public Library is serving as our fiscal sponsor and helping us order books for the Adventure Walk at cost for sponsors which is amazing. The Early Childhood Council of the San Luis Valley, Town of Del Norte, Del Norte Head Start and several area businesses and organizations. Thank you all.”
Books along the walk will change periodically and people who wish to sponsor a book can do so by contacting Williams at the Del Norte Public Library.