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Bilingual Book Walk grand opening at the Oxford Memorial Park

06/06/2023 01:30AM ● By Steven Hoffman
On May 25, the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and Oxford Library held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Bilingual Book Walk in Oxford Memorial Park. Members of the community and local organizations were there to celebrate this wonderful addition to the park. This project wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Borough of Oxford and the Rotary Club of Oxford.
The Book Walk adapts a children’s book to be displayed in a set of 16 large panels with each panel featuring a page of the story. This fun and educational activity promotes literacy and outdoor activity as the reader enjoys the story while strolling down a shady path in the park. 
Syncretic Press, a publisher of award-winning children’s books in Spanish and English, was selected to provide the titles. 
The first book selection is Noah and His Red Cat/Mateo y su gato rojo by Silvina Rocha. The featured book will be changed out every 60 days, as funding allows, and all books will have the text in both English and Spanish. 
“This is such a wonderful addition to Oxford’s Memorial Park” said Christine Grove, executive director of the Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce.  “The park, which is walkable from the downtown business district, is already a community hub with an inclusive playground, pavilion, and picnic tables The Oxford Library is an incredible community partner and this is just another example of their ongoing commitment to the community, both within their walls and outside.”
For more information about the Book Walk or how to sponsor a future title, contact Carey Bresler at the Oxford Library at 610-932-9618.