The Hannibal Parks & Recreation Department’s third Storybook Trail starts Monday, April 21, in Central Park.

Anyone walking along the trail April 21 through May 5 can pause to read the pages of “Why Would Anyone Cut a Tree Down? ” by Roberta Burzynski.  The book was donated by Missouri Department of Conservation.

Mary Lynne Richards, promotions and planning supervisor with Hannibal Parks & Recreation, said the book will be in place during Hannibal’s Arbor Day activities and the book gives the basics of tree care and benefits. “This is a free, family-oriented activity,” she said. “This is a way to promote our parks, get people moving and encourage literacy.”

The pages of the book are posted on signs so the book can be read by walking along the sidewalk at Central Park.
The Storybook Trail is cosponsored by Park Place Sign Systems, who donated the signs.