This is the first week of summer break for Rapid City Area School students and while many students may not want to touch a book over the next three months.
a pair of recent high school graduates is hoping to combat summer learning loss and illiteracy rates by actively encouraging students to read. Maria Bunkers and Rising Star of the West finalist Abbi Baker have partnered up with United Way of the Black Hills to kick off a new "Story Walk," which will feature the children's' book "Franklin is Lost."
Abbi Baker says, ' Franklin is lost has always been a personal favorite of mine. When I was a kid I grew up reading the Franklin stories there are so many of them, they are so much fun. So I thought if I loved them, other little kids would love them as well."
Story Walk will be open to the public all summer long. It will be on display in Memorial park from today until July 14th, in Wilson Park from July 14th until July 25th, in Sioux Park from July 25th until the first of August, and in Centennial park from August 1st until the 8th.