Dr. Rocheryl Ware of Clinton, who is a Mississippi State University Extension Agent in Hinds County, recently partnered with local Hinds County 4-H’ers and the Annie T. Jeffers Library in Bolton to display a new book at a local public park in the Mount Olive Community of Bolton. The activity is part of the StoryWalk literacy initiative that Mississippi State Extension’s AIM for CHangE is offering to communities and organizations throughout the state.
“It is an outdoor book display that serves to promote literacy, as well as adding a physical activity component of walking and/or rolling. The first book we put up was Mouse TV by Matt Novak, and the newest book displayed is Successville, by Mississippi’s own Noah Harris. Kids and adults can walk and read, while also staying socially distanced during the process. It’s been great to watch the kids ‘speedwalk’ to get to the next page of the book. I am very passionate about health, literacy, awareness, and sustainability, and I will do all I can to maintain and improve it for all citizens,” said Dr. Ware.
For more information on 4-H, call the Mississippi State University Extension office in Hinds County at 601-857-3242.