Thursday, March 24, 2011

Take Time to Read: Book Cover Walking Tour

Bellevue | Burien | Issaquah | Kent
Kirkland | Mercer Island | Renton | Vashon

A library event, most definitely, after my own heart!  What better way to start Spring than to take advantage of the warmer weather and take a guided tour of one of the local communities that are participating in this unique way to experience your favorite books and authors.

The KCLS website describes it best: “The KCLS Book Cover Walking Tour is a display of over 100 framed book jacket covers for all ages creating an outdoor gallery throughout eight King County communities from March to the end of May 2011.” You can either use your cell phone to dial into the tour or download to your .mp3 player. The KCLS website also provides convenient maps to the locations so you know just how long of a walk you’ll be getting yourself into!

Kirkland Book Cover Walking Tour

The Book Cover Walking Tour is a part of the multi-year initiative to Take Time to Read. Sponsored by King County Library System Foundation, Take Time to Read aims to increase reading across King County.  You might have also seen Quick Reads Shelves in various locations.

Sadly, I’ve only read *three* of the books listed in all of the walks.  So many books to read, so little time. Conveniently, there is a quick link to place a hold on any of the titles listed in the walks! Stay tuned for my recap…Bellevue and Kirkland walks are definitely on my list of things to do in April!

Charlotte's Web Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie


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