StoryWalk®

Storywalk trail at the Powell branch library Storywalk trail at the Powell branch library One panel of a Powell branch library storywalk

What is a StoryWalk®?

A StoryWalk® is a disassembled children’s book featured on different panels around a path or trail. The Delaware County District Library StoryWalk® trails promote reading and physical activity together in one interactive, family-friendly activity.

Where can I find a StoryWalk®?

You can find a StoryWalk® year-round at all of our Delaware County District Library locations, including Delaware, Orange Township, Ostrander and Powell. Each month a new picture book will be displayed along the trail with fun literacy tips and activities for families to enjoy.

Are there additional things to do?

Not only does a StoryWalk® offer a joyful outdoor experience, it promotes reading and discussion. Click the titles below to check out and read your own copy of a StoryWalk® book at home.

While you’re discovering the joy of reading, feel free to share your experience with us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. You can tag us on all three social media sites using @delawarelibrary.

Bonus Activities

Try one of these extension activities to keep the learning going at home.

Current Books & Locations

Want to read past or upcoming titles? Check out this list! Be sure to log in with your library card to take home your own copy.

Delaware Main Library

Along the Winter Street side of the building.

September

Grace and Box by Kim Howard

Grace and Box

October

Grace & Box by Kim Howard

Orange Branch Library

North side of the building in the Imagination Garden.

September

If You Take a Mouse to School by Laura Numeroff

If You Take a Mouse to School

October

Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw

Sheep Trick or Treat by Nancy Shaw

Powell Branch Library

Green space in front of the building.

September

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett, illustrated by Jon Klassen

October

Full of Fall by April Sayre

Full of Fall by April Pulley Sayre

Ostrander Branch Library

Green space in front of the building.

September

My Pony by Susan Jeffers

My Pony by Susan Jeffers

October

The Dinky Donkey by Craig Smith

The Dinky Donkey by Craig Smith

Partnership with the Parks

Our friends at Preservation Parks of Delaware County, Ohio have created science-themed StoryWalk trails, thanks to books purchased by the Delaware County District Library. You can find these special trails all summer at Blues Creek Park and Emily Traphagen Park. While you’re there, give the Summer Letterbox Adventure a try!

Emily Traphagen Park

5094 Seldom Seen Road, Powell, OH 43065

The Dinosaur Expert by Margaret McNamara

The Dinosaur Expert

Blues Creek Park

9627 Fontanelle Road, Ostrander, OH 43061

Sun! One in a Billion by Stacy McAnulty

Sun! One in a billion

Blues Creek Park

9627 Fontanelle Road, Ostrander, OH 43061

The Milky Way and Other Galaxies by Ellen Labrecque

The Milky Way and Other Galaxies

*Coming Soon to Deer Haven Park

4183 Liberty Road, Delaware, OH 43015

Do Not Lick This Book by Idan Ben-Barak

Do not lick this book: it's full of germs

StoryWalk®

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

The Delaware County District Library serves as the public information provider for our community, using traditional and innovative technology to encourage curiosity, free inquiry, and lifelong learning in a friendly environment.