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What is a StoryWalk?

A StoryWalk transforms the pages of a children's book into signs that are laid out on a trail. Following the path of pages is a great way to keep your body and brain active and healthy!

The StoryWalk Project began in Vermont as temporary installations of laminated book pages. Temporary and permanent installations can now be found at museums, libraries, and parks across the country. Deerfield Township has adapted the original project to create a semi-permanent installation at Carter Park.

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library.

StoryWalk Locations

The Carter Park StoryWalk is a semi-permanent installation. Permanent sign holders were installed along the paved pathway. The signs are interchangeable so that books may be rotated. The StoryWalk starts behind the Quilt Barn just as the paved path enters the woods and leads toward the pond. View a map of the StoryWalk.

During the summer of 2015, Deerfield Township's 6th - 8th grade Taking Action Summer Camp installed the StoryWalk at Carter Park. We appreciate the hard work of all the youth who participated! They marked the post locations, installed the posts and signs, painted animal tracks on the pathway, and wrote verbiage for the second StoryWalk signs. Please click here to view pictures of the project.

StoryWalk Schedule

Currently Available at Carter Park

Due to winter maintenance, there is not a book currently on display.

Please check back soon!

StoryWalk Books

We appreciate the support of Dawn Publications, who graciously provided permission for Deerfield to reproduce the following books for our StoryWalk.

Around One Log: Chipmunks, Spiders, and Creepy Insiders

Written By: Anthony D. Fredericks

Illustrated By: Jennifer DiRubbio

Extension Activities: Dawn Publications Activities by Book

Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek

Written By: Marianne Berkes

Illustrated By: Jill Dubin

Extension Activities: Dawn Publications Activities by Book

Creating Your Own StoryWalk?

When planning our StoryWalk, we found it helpful to research what others have done. We developed a brief FAQ sheet of the most frequently asked questions in hopes that it may be useful for others planning a new StoryWalk. Please note that our StoryWalk is a long-term permanent installation that is designed to be used year-round.

StoryWalk FAQ Sheet

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Stephanie at sgebe@deerfieldtwp.com or 513.701.6977.

We wish you the best on your project!