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.  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 cover with mermaid on it

 

Book For July at Riverside Park, Findlay

Mermaid Dreams

by Kate Pugsley

     Mermaids come in all shapes and sizes! In this sweet picture book, a shy little girl goes on a magical underwater adventure filled with adorable mermaids, silly sea creatures, games with new friends and wonderful surprises!


 

children standing in front of a pirate fort

 Book for July at Benton Ridge Park

The Fort 

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 cover with waves from the ocean in green and blue

 Book for July 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.


 

orange and purple words that look like blown up balloons

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 Labrador looking at story board