To celebrate the start of summer, Carver Memorial Library and Friends of Sears Island are collaborating on a StoryWalk® for families to enjoy along the Homestead Trail on Sears Island. As families walk along the woods path, they will find posts with laminated pages of the book "Shadow Chasers" by Elly MacKay. This story about a journey through light and shadow is just right to read for the summer solstice. This story will captivate young children and provide motivation to keep everyone moving along the trail so you can get to the end of the book.

The StoryWalk® will be available from June 18 to July 16, and directions to the start of the story can be found by the kiosk just beyond the island gate. From start to finish, the story will cover approximately a half mile of the trail. Sears Island is located off of Route 1 on Sears Island Road, just east of downtown Searsport.

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