July Storywalk® at Lake Street Park, Shrewsbury.
Throughout the month of July - Walk through the park and read the Hindi book: Malli written by Jeeva Raghunath. Listen to Ruchi Chauhan as she narrates the story in Hindi & English. This bilingual Storywalk® was created in partnership with Shrewsbury Public Library, Park & Rec Staff and ISW's Cultural and Language School. Priya Rathnam, Director, Shrewsbury Public Library had approached Arathi Cowlagi, also on the Friends of SPL, to add multilingual version this summer. With Ashish's help, we added QR Codes, so the children can enjoy the story in Hindi and in English. The pages were printed and laminated and the Parks and Rec staff installed the stakes and affixed the pages. The Friends of the Library funded the books and the lamination costs.
We hope to add more Indian languages to create awareness of the different languages offered by the ISW School. There are other StoryWalk projects installations in 10 neighborhood parks across Boston.
---Ruchi Chauhan & Arathi Cowlagi