StoryWalk® & Pop Up StoryWalk®

What Is Storywalk®?

StoryWalk® is a fun and innovative way for people of all ages to exercise their bodies, as well as their minds.  You can take a nice walk and read a story while you get some fresh air!  Located in Findlay’s beautiful Riverside Park, you walk clockwise starting at the bandshell and the story continues through the park and ends at the Waterfalls Pavilion. There is also a StoryWalk® at the Benton Ridge Park! The story changes the first of each month.  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.  A special thank you to the Hancock County Park District and the City of Findlay for installing StoryWalk® at Riverside Park.                   


colorful fish swimming in the ocean on book cover


Book For June For Riverside Park, Findlay

Hey! A Colorful Mystery

by Kate Read

All is quiet in the deep blue sea, when a rumor bursts forth about a “great big fish hiding in the deep!” One by one, new fish are sucked into the growing story―the red octopus was really rattled, which petrified the purple puffer fish, and startled the blue shoal, until they all flee…into a deep, dark cave. Uh-oh! That's no cave at all, but the mouth of a whale!


little boy in a red and white striped sweater and a penguin floating in water in an upside down umbrella

Book for June for Benton Ridge Park

Lost and Found 

by Oliver Jeffers

What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy’s rowboat. There are storms to brave and deep, dark nights. To pass the time, the boy tells the penguin stories. Finally, they arrive. Yet instead of being happy, both are sad. That’s when the boy realizes: The penguin hadn’t been lost, it had merely been lonely.

A poignant, funny, and child-friendly story about friendship lost . . . and then found again.


colorful fish a nail and a crab under the ocean in seaweed

Book for June for Findlay City Schools Preschool

Tropical Terry 

by Jarvis

Coral Reef City is home to the most dazzling shoals of tropical fish in ALL the ocean. And then there is Terry. Terry looks grey. Terry feels dull. And although he is the best at playing “Hide A Fish”, he can’t help but wonder: Just what would it feel like to be part of that dashing, flashing crew? So, with the help of his friends, he fashions a flashy costume and is ready to impress… “Hello-o-o everybody! Just call me TROPICAL Terry!” But will life as a tropical fish be everything he dreamed of?


balloon letters in purple and orange with brown footprint



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


black lab looking at a Storywalk board