What is a StoryWalk®?
A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in your community. The goal of the Storywalk® is to help build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy outdoor activity for both adults and children. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and has developed with the help of Rachel Senechal, formerly of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
How did a StoryWalk® come to Jefferson?
The City of Jefferson developed 35 acres of the former Meadow Springs Golf Club to add housing and a nature conservancy with a mile-long paved walking path. Jefferson Public Library then installed a StoryWalk® there in the Spring of 2022 with the help of a grant from Thiesen’s Home/Farm/Auto and donations from various community members, businesses, and organizations.
How do I participate in the StoryWalk®?
Everyone is welcome to enjoy the StoryWalk® by going to the Meadow Springs Conservancy and walking the path. The StoryWalk® posts are posted along the path by Stoppenbach Park. Each post will feature the pages of a story that you read as you walk from post to post.