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® at our Orange, Ostrander and Powell Branch Libraries. New picture books will be displayed regularly along the trails 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.

Orange Branch Library

North side of the building in the Imagination Garden.

November: Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson

Bear Says Thanks

Powell Branch Library

Green space in front of the building.

November: ABC of Feelings by Bonnie Lui

ABC of Feelings

Ostrander Branch Library

Green space in front of the building.

November: Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

Fry Bread

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 during the summer at Blues Creek Park and Emily Traphagen Park. Preservation Parks’ 2022 summer education theme will be Climate Connections. Stay tuned for more stories!

Delaware Library StoryWalk is a DPHD Creating Healthy Communities Mini-Grant Recipient!

The Delaware County District Library has been awarded $4,500 by the Delaware Public Health District thanks to the Creating Healthy Communities Mini-Grant program. The Library plans to use these funds to create a semi-permanent interactive StoryWalk reading trail in partnership with Preservation Parks of Delaware County. The structures will be made from wood, metal or plastic and include an acrylic cover to protect the book pages and allow the StoryWalk to be enjoyed by trail-goers year-round. We are incredibly grateful to our friends at the Delaware Public Health District for this award!

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.