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Leon County opens the first of 3 "read-while-you-ramble" trails

Several people stand outside posing behind a plaque.
Tom Flanigan
Leon County officials, library leadership and KCCI people gather for the official unveiling of the Fully Booked marker next to the trail at Pedrick Pond.

The first of three outdoor book trails got its ribbon-cutting on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Leon County’s Eastside Library. Similar trails will open next month at the Woodville Park and Recreation Center and Fort Braden Library Branch.

The “Fully Booked” project features a Wander and Wonder story trail around Pedrick Pond Park, three benches that look like books and a hammock garden for those who take their reading lying down.

The project was a place-making effort by the current Knight Creative Communities Institute catalyst class, and also involved the Friends of the LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library. The whole idea, say the groups’ members, is to combine literacy, art and nature. The serialized book segments posted along the trail will be changed out periodically.

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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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