Green Lake Library Veggie Walk August 26

August 25, 2014 7:47am

If you walk by the Green Lake Branch Library or happen to walk around the lake this Tuesday don’t be alarmed if you see people walking with veggies on leashes. The event is sponsored by the Green Lake Library that was inspired to create the first (and potentially annual event)  after seeing a similar idea done by a Chinese artist.

According to the Green Lake library:

“People of all ages are invited to bring their favorite veggies and books  to the library, leash them up and walk a bit of the lake. The group will then sit in the shade of the beautiful Green Lake trees and read to the veggies for a while.  The Green Lake Teen Advisor Group will capture the event on video as part of a digital literacy project.

Marty Hendley, Teen Librarian at the Green Lake Branch, says “Our Teen Advisors were excited to make a movie and they decided to get all ages involved by sponsoring a Veggie Walk. Why veggies? Why not? This event offers a unique, offbeat opportunity for the community to come together and do something a little different – OK, a LOT different. And that’s what makes it so fun! I guess you could say we’re reading to vegetables because they are very nonjudgmental and accepting. They don’t care if you like to read Proust, Plath, Grisham or Dr. Seuss.”

So grab your favorite book, a veggie and a leash and head over to the library at 6 p.m. on August 26.

Green Lake Branch
7364 E. Green Lake Dr. N.