Valley View Library Walk


Students at Valley View Elementary School (Pre-Kindergarten through 5th grade) chose an environmentally based book celebrating Campbell County’s natural beauty and Valley View Elementary’s decades long leadership in environmentalism. Furthermore, this project promotes literacy and supporting public libraries. 

After each grade level chose their book, information about the book was turned into a Trail Sign and placed on the Valley View Nature Trail at the school. Each sign lists the class which chose the book, a passage/image, and a QR Code to download the book through the Libby app or borrow at one of Campbell County’s four local libraries (also available at the Valley View Elementary library for students).

Campbell Culture Coalition staff worked with Valley View Elementary staff to read several books to each grade level and the students picked their own book!

The Selected Books are:

Pre-K – “Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?” By Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle

K – “The Leaf Thief” By Alice Hemming

1st Grade – “The Ten Good Things About Barney” By Judith Viorst

2nd Grade – “Stellaluna” By Janell Cannon

3rd Grade – “Owl Moon” By Janet Yolen

4th Grade – “Brother Eagle, Sister Sky” By Susan Jeffers

5th Grade – “Henry’s Freedom Box” By Ellen Levine

School staff and organizers selected three additional books, and all the books have a nature or environmental theme. The books selected by staff are: “When I was Young in the Mountains” By Cynthia Ryiant/ “Papi’s Gift” By Karen Stanton/ “Mountain Chef: How One Man Lost…” By Annette Bay Pimentel.

Copies of each book have been donated by the Campbell Culture Coalition to the Valley View Elementary Library and all four of the Campbell County Libraries  

Here is a wonderful article by 1450 WLAF with pictures and details of the Trail Debut:

Get a Copy and Support Local Libraries!

We are proud to partner with our 4 local libraries to provide these books to all Campbell Countians by visiting our local libraries and beyond (with inter-library loan)! Learn more about our 4 public libraries.

LaFollette Library |   Caryville Library |   Jellico Library |   Jacksboro Library

The Libby App is available to download (all you need is a public library card)!   Download

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A Special Thank You to Troop 310 of the Boy Scouts of America and Cub Scout Pack 108 for clearing the trail and installing the trail signs!

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