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.
Book For August at Riverside Park, Findlay
by Gaia Cornwall
Jabari is inventing a machine that will fly all the way across the yard! But making it go from crash to whoosh will take grit, patience, and maybe even a little help from his sister.
Book for August at Benton Ridge Park
by Laura Perdew
In the fort in the woods, a prince is preparing his castle for a lively feast for the royal kingdom. Unbeknownst to him, a pirate uses the same fort as her ship, planning to venture out to the open seas in search of treasure. But when a treasure map appears on the prince’s party invitations, and the pirate finds that her sword has turned into a scepter, they realize there is an intruder in the castle—no, ship! Soon, a battle over the fort between the adversaries ensues, leading to a humorous showdown. When they make amends, their amazing imaginations come up with a new adventure…together.
Book for August at Findlay City Schools Preschool
Ocean! Waves For All
by Stacy McAnulty
From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator David Litchfield, Ocean! Waves for All is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the ocean, told from the perspective of the ocean itself.
We’re bringing StoryWalk to your town this summer!
Week 1: May 29-June 4
Donnell / Little Penguin Gets the Hiccups by Tadgh Bentley
Week 2: June 5-11
Arlington / Show Us Where You Live, Humpback by Beryl Young
Week 3: June 12-18
Wilson Vance / Can I Give You a Squish? By Emily Neilson
Week 4: June 19-25
Rawson / Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andrea
Week 5: June 26-July 2
Riverbend / Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Week 6: July 3-9
Jenera / Hello, My Name is... by Marisa Polansky
Week 7: July 10-16
Bigelow Hill / Walrus in the Bathtub by Deborah Underwood
Week 8: July 17-23
Vanlue / Land Shark by Beth Ferry
Week 9: July 24-30
Chamberlin Hill / Izzy and Frank by Katrina Lehman
Week 10: July 31-August 6
Arcadia (school) / Mabel: A Mermaid Fable by Robert Weinstock