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Join us for the spring edition of our outdoor, interactive storytelling experience, featuring 

When I'm With You

by bestselling and beloved author Pat Zietlow Miller.

Illustrated by Eliza Wheeler.

 

This jubilant celebration of friendship and the adventures of childhood will make your heart sing!

There’s something that I’ve noticed.
Perhaps you’ve seen it, too.
Life is so much better
when it’s me and you.

 

From the time we are young, we are drawn to special people—the ones who complete our sentences and who know our favorite color, food, and song. The people who understand us and make us happier than anyone else in the world. After all, no matter how much time passes or how many miles tug us apart, there is no one quite like a best friend.

Start at Middleton Public Library to pick up a map and a free copy of the book for the first 700 kids. Follow the marked route to visit 22 stops around Downtown Middleton, each featuring an illustrated poster with a page from the book. 

About the author and illustrator

Pat Zietlow Miller is the bestselling and award-winning author of Be Kind, Sophie’s Squash, The Quickest Kid in Clarksville, Wherever You Go, and When You Are Brave, among others. She lives in Wisconsin and invites you to visit her online at patzietlowmiller.com.

Eliza Wheeler is the bestselling and award-winning creator of Home in the Woods and Miss Maple’s Seeds, and the illustrator of the Newbery Honor Book Doll Bones as well as Wherever You Go and When You Are Brave, among others. She lives in Minnesota and invites you to visit her online at wheelerstudio.com.

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What is a StoryWalk®?

A StoryWalk® allows families to follow a book, page by page, by visiting stops throughout Downtown Middleton. Each numbered stop will have an illustrated poster featuring a page from the book. This is Middleton’s 12th StoryWalk®.

Some children will even receive their own copy of the book, while supplies last. “Thanks to the Friends of the Middleton Public Library, we are able to offer a free book to the first 700 kids who stop by the Middleton Public Library and pick up their StoryWalk® map," said Katie Ganser, head of youth services at Middleton Public Library.

Want to support the library’s next StoryWalk®?

If interested in donating toward the next StoryWalk®’s activities and book giveaways, please reach out to the Middleton Public Library at jsansing@midlibrary.org. Not all StoryWalks® can afford to provide free books to children and donations to the program help make this possible.

StoryWalk® is presented by Middleton Public Library, Downtown Middleton Business Association and Friends of the Middleton Public Library. The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vt., and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

StoryWalk® is a registered service mark.

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