“Ruby’s Birds” – Quarryville Library Story Path

UPDATE:  Our Story Path has been experiencing technical difficulties (wind damage) and we’re hoping to bring it back up soon!  Until then, families may participate by checking out a copy of the book Ruby’s Birds and asking the circulation desk for a brochure to turn in.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

Appropriate for young children age 2.5 – 7 with caregivers.    Families who are exploring the Story Path are asked to maintain 6 feet distance from others outside of their household.

Our library will offer a Story Path  set outside of the building for families to read at their convenience!  The first story installation is a collaboration with Longwood Gardens’ Community Read program.  They have generously provided the books for first outdoor exhibit using the children’s picture book Ruby’s Birds by Mya Thompson, along with admission passes.  We received the building materials (signs, stakes, and hardware) for this and future exhibits with a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

At the ‘trailhead’ of the Story Path, you’ll find a brochure for families to use while reading the book, using intentional early literacy strategies.  The brochure also asks you to provide feedback to us about your Story Path visit.  Turn in your brochure at our service desk to qualify your family group for a chance to win a pass to visit Longwood Gardens!  You may visit the Story Path more than once, and we’ll count each unique visit (different days) as a chance (up to 3 chances per family group) to win a pass.   Repeated readings build fluency, and will make your child a ‘winner’ regardless of the luck of the draw!

The first drawing was held on the day of the launch event (March 27), and a subsequent new winner will be chosen each week while Ruby’s Birds is displayed outside the Library!  One prize per family, please!


Older children can also enter the drawing for a Longwood Gardens pass by making a nesting ball (kit available at the Service Desk or use your own materials).  Send us an image of your nesting ball and it’ll count as an entry!

Thanks to Longwood Gardens for providing the books and prizes for this program.  The physical materials for the outdoor exhibit were provided by a grant from the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.