|Children’s Author Mike Graf Tells of Outdoor Adventures for National Park Week|
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|Written by Adam Prato|
|Tuesday, 10 April 2012 11:36|
WEST BRANCH, IOWA— Herbert Hoover National Historic Site, in partnership
with the West Branch Public Library, invites children and their families to
celebrate National Park Week on Monday, April 23. National Park Week (April
21-29, 2012) is the annual week for celebration and recognition of your
National Parks. The theme of the year’s National Park Week is “Picture
Yourself in A National Park”.
The April 23 program is free and begins at the West Branch Public Library
with ranger-led children’s activities at 6:30 p.m., followed by a
presentation at 7:00 p.m. by Mike Graf, educator and author of children’s
books such as the “Adventures with the Parkers” series. Elementary and
middle school age children who enjoy outdoor adventure fiction can hear Mr.
Graf combine storytelling, drama, and slides about adventures, wildlife,
and history in our national parks. For children interested in writing their
own stories, Mike Graf shares helpful tips and techniques that he uses in
his own adventure novels.
An author of over 70 published books, Mike Graf visits 50 schools each year
all over the country. “I love to write realistic fiction books for children
on the outdoors. I have published books out on caving, dinosaur digs,
whale rescues, ghost towns, animal encounters, and much more,” said Mr.
Graf, adding, “My national park adventure series is something I am very
The West Branch Public Library is at 300 North Downey Street in West
Branch, Iowa, exit 254 off I-80. Herbert Hoover National Historic Site and
the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum, also in West Branch,
are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information go online at
www.nps.gov/heho or call (319) 643-2541.
Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
110 Parkside Drive
PO Box 607
West Branch, Iowa 52358
319 643-2541 phone
319 643-7864 fax
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