CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD)- The Butterfly Book Nook is now open at 1020 King Street. The goal of the Book Nook is to create a place where children can gather to enjoy books and reading outside.
This project was created by former Charleston County Librarian, Kim Williams Odom, and Rev. Tyrone Dash of First African. It was inspired by Cynthia Graham Hurd, a librarian who lived in the North Central community where the Butterfly Book Nook is located. Hurd died in the shooting at Mother Emanuel Church in 2015.
The location includes a butterfly-inspired pavilion, a colorful mural by local artists, and a garden filled with native plants designed to attract butterflies.
Creators of the project hope the Butterfly Book Nook will serve as a creative garden to learn about nature, encourage inquiry, and engage children in storytelling and reading.
The garden blossoms from community support and work days take place every other Saturday.
A free Soup & Storytelling event is scheduled in the garden every Tuesday during the Fall from 5:30-7 PM. The Stone Soup Collective will be on site serving soup. The community is invited to participate in storytelling and poetry readings during the meal.