January Family Book Adventure!

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

January Family Book Adventure!

Join anytime before December 21! with Shannon Horton

Level of Instruction
For families together (at least one adult).
$20.00 Members
$20.00 Non-members

Join us for this family-fun reading and outdoor adventure! Your “family” can be any combination of adults and children, as long as you have at least one adult around to help facilitate the fun. Decorah schools librarian Shannon Horton will get you reading, thinking, creating, and even up and moving – indoors and out! A kit delivered right to your home contains supplies for book-reading, a fun craft, a snack, and an online scavenger-hunt adventure.

For January, we’re going to follow author Jan Brett through her fun and beautifully illustrated picture book, The Trouble With TrollsThis book is geared toward readers in PreK to second grade, but the adventure can be appropriate for older children as well.

In the spirit of the Norwegian concept of friluftsliv, some of the scavenger-hunt activities will get you up and moving in the great outdoors.

Don't hesitate to contact Josh Torkelson, Folk Art Education Program Coordinator, with any questions you may have about the Family Book Adventure (jtorkelson@vesterheim.org).  

Supplies: The $20-per-family price covers the cost of a special adventure kit, which includes a copy of the book, fun hands-on craft activity, snack, and directions for downloading and using the Goosechase app (a free app that is downloadable on any iOS or Android device).  

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to. Kits are mailed out as registration and payment are completed. January Adventure results will be shared on social media the week of February 5.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the contiguous United States, additional shipping charges may apply. Please contact jtorkelson@vesterheim.org when you register for more information. 

Enrollment Deadline: December 21, 2020

Supported by the United States Regional Arts Resilience Fund Phase 1, an initiative of Arts Midwest and its peer United States Regional Arts Organizations made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Registration for this class has closed.

About the Instructor

Shannon Horton

Shannon Horton

Shannon Horton has been a teacher librarian for 20 years, and holds a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin. She believes that reading helps us be more empathetic, self-aware, and connected to the world.  She is also passionate about helping people develop the skills to evaluate our complex media landscape.