June’s story Stroll is Every Color by Erin Eitter Kono

Walk through downtown Everett and enjoy this story about a bear who lives at the top of the world, enveloped in white ice and white snow. He longs for color… Until a girl takes him on a sailing journey around the world, up rivers and down, through golden cities and hills of green. And when he returns to the far north, Bear’s home looks very different to him. He has learned how to see the wonders of his own surroundings.

This is a roughly .5 mile walk.

Paper maps can be picked up at the library, or click here to access our digital map on your mobile device!

A big thanks to this month’s participating businesses: Earp’s Barber Shop, Timber Ridge Chiropractic, Everett Masonic Temple, BB&T Bank, Brad Will State Farm, Interchange Parts, Everett True Value, Amick’s Creative Design, Pinkies Salon, Edward Jones, Black Valley Provender, NTO Graphics, Marteen’s, Broken Arrow Tactical, First Impressions, and the Everett Foodliner!

Where did Bear go?

Here are all the places Bear and the little girl went in Every Color: The Netherlands (windmill) England ( London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, & Big Ben) France ( Notre Dame, Eiffel Tower, & The Louvre) Italy (Rialto Bridge & Piazza San Marco) Greece (The Pantheon & Santorini) Turkey ( Hagia Sophia, The Blue Mosque, & Cappadocia) Egypt ( The Great Sphinx & pyramid) India ( Taj Mahal) China ( Great Wall) Japan (Matsumoto Castle) Australia (Sydney Opera House & The Great Barrier Reef) Chile (Easter Island) Brazil (Christ the Redeemer Statue) and The United States of America (Statue of Liberty)

What is a story stroll?

A story stroll is a great way to get outside, exercise, and explore your community. We have placed the pages to a story in the windows of many local businesses, walk around to each business until you have read a complete book or excerpt!

how do I participate?

All you have to do is use the map from our website/ Facebook page, or come into the library for a paper copy, then follow the map from start to finish to read a story!

Please remember to be careful when crossing streets and make sure to maintain good social distancing while enjoying a story stroll!