Reading helps build literacy skills, is relaxing, and can be done anywhere. The Davenport Public Library has teamed up with the Bi-State Literacy Council to create a unique way to promote reading and building literacy skills while enjoying some of Davenport's beautiful parks. On Sunday, they announced their Reader's Trail to get people out in the community and building on their literacy skills.

A lot of people love to read. To promote getting people to get outside and enjoy Davenport's parks while building upon their literacy skills, the Davenport Public Library announced Sunday the installation of two Reader's Trails in Davenport.

The Davenport Public Library launched the first two trails on Sunday. This program is in partnership with Bi-State Literacy Council. The Bi-State Literacy Council is leading the challenge to overcome illiteracy in all of its forms through advocacy, education, awareness, and empowerment.

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The two Reader's Trail that opened up on Sunday are located at Prairie Heights Park and on the Riverfront Trail near the Channel Cat Water Taxi south of Lindsay Park. Below are more details about the first two Reader's Trail:

  • Little Excavator by Anna Dewdney
    • Prairie Heights Park
    • 5600 Eastern Avenue, Davenport
  • The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
    • Riverfront Trail near the Channel Cat Water Taxi landing site south of Lindsay Park, Davenport

A third Reader's Trail is also coming soon. That Reader's Trail details are below:

  • The Rabbit Listened by Cori Doerrfeld
    • Fejervary Learning Center
    • 1800 West 12th Street, Davenport

Get out and enjoy Davenport's parks and riverfront while building those literacy skills!

Museums Within Driving Distance of the Quad Cities

"There isn't a museum I won't go to. The stupider, the better."
Michaels' statement this morning sent us into a good hour of discussion about museums within driving distance of the Quad Cities. Our listening family has clued us in on little hole-in-the-wall museums we never even knew existed, and they're just a hop, skip and a jump away from us. 
Here's our highlights.

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