StoryWalk®

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What Is Storywalk®?

     StoryWalk® is a fun and innovative way for people of all ages to exercise their bodies, as well as their minds.  Take a leisurely stroll on a path and read a story while getting some fresh air! Findlay's original StoryWalk® is located in beautiful Riverside Park. The path leads you clockwise under a canopy of tall trees starting at the bandshell as the story continues through the park and ends at the Waterfalls Pavilion. The second StoryWalk® was installed in 2021 at the Benton Ridge Park, and the third in 2022 at the Findlay City Schools Preschool. The StoryWalk® at the Findlay City Schools Preschool was made possible by a grant from the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), awarded by the State Library of Ohio. 

     A special thank you to the Hancock County Park District and the City of Findlay for installing StoryWalk® at Riverside Park, and to Veer Mehta for coordinating and completing the installation of the Findlay City Schools Preschool StoryWalk® as his Eagle Scout project.      

     StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.  For more information, please call us at 419-422-1712.

     Please share photos of your wonderful trips to our StoryWalk® locations with us at facebook.com/fhcpl.  

               

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Book For December at Riverside Park, Findlay

May Your Life Be Deliciosa

by Michael Genhart

     Each year on Christmas Eve, Rosie’s abuela, mamá, tía, sister, and cousins all gather together in Abuela’s kitchen to make tamales and tell stories. Rosie learns from her abuela not only how to make a delicious tamale, but how to make a delicious life, one filled with love, plenty of spice, and family.


 

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 Book for December at Benton Ridge Park

Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story 

by Kevin Noble Maillard

         

     Fry bread is food. It is warm and delicious, piled high on a plate. 

     Fry bread is time. It brings families together for meals and new memories. 

     Fry bread is nation. It is shared by many, from coast to coast and beyond.  

     Fry bread is us. It is a celebration of old and new, traditional and modern, similarity and difference. 


 

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 Book for December at Findlay City Schools Preschool

Always Everly

by Nate Wragg     

     One spring, a pine tree named Everly sprouts in the woods where everyone is green. But, one day all of the other trees begin to change—their greens turn to bright yellows and reds. Everly wants to change just like her friends, but what’s an evergreen to do? With the help of her friends, Everly soon realizes she is perfect just the way she is and starts to glow in her own special way.