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May 7, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Donna Scott-Martin

301-699-3500, ext. 6152

3D, Tactile Storybook Walk, Now @ Laurel Branch Courtyard!

Laurel, MD – The Laurel Branch of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is the first in the County to use its 3D printer for a library customer design project to create a tactile storybook of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr. The project is a part of the Laurel Branch Library’s Children’s Book Week (April 30-May 6) celebration. More than 800 libraries, schools and bookstores nationwide are participating in the 99th Annual Children’s Book Week events.

This Children’s Book Week: 3D Storybook Walk project involved five phases:

  1. CAD designing
  2. 3D printing
  3. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? storytime by a staffer dressed up as a bear in preparation for the walk
  4. Creating the Storybook Walk, and
  5. The Grand Finale of visiting the Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? Storybook Walk in the Laurel Branch Library’s courtyard.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 3D, Tactile, Storywalk Project Photos

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? 3D, Tactile, Storywalk Project Photos


About Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), consisting of 19 branches, offers strategies for lifelong learning. Skills development library resources include: Rosetta Stone Library Solution, Lynda.com, Brainfuse’s HelpNow and JobNow, ArtistWorks for Libraries and Learning Express Library. Early literacy resources are: Ready 2 Read Centers, Ready 2 Read Backpacks, ABCmouse, AWE Early Literacy Stations, Beanstack, Playaway Launchpads and PebbleGo. All these services are free with your PGCMLS library card. Also, enjoy Minecraft, 3D printing, DREAM (Digital Resources for Electronic Applications in Media) lab, chess clubs and MAC (Manga and Anime Clubs) free at your library. Engage with us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube. Check out our mobile apps! Learn more about what your Library has to offer at www.pgcmls.info.