StoryWalk

  • sign for storywalk using book "If You Plant a Seed"

Books in Parks? What a novel idea! A walk in the park has taken on new meaning.

StoryWalk is an innovative and interactive way for readers of all ages to enjoy a story and the outdoors at the same time.

Laminated pages from a children’s picture book are displayed on special display posts along an outdoor path in a park, garden, or other outdoor setting. As participants walk along the path, they will be directed to the next pages in the story.

StoryWalks engage young readers and is a great way to practice Active Reading skills with special activities highlighted along the story.

StoryWalks are a wonderful way for residents and visitors to enjoy the beauty of the park, a good story and quality time spent together.

Families are encouraged to participate by walking through a park and enjoying the children's book posted along the path.

Visitors are encouraged to share their StoryWalk experience on social media with photos, comments, or any suggestions you may have for the project, using hashtags #SonomaCountyLibrary #StoryWalk.

Current/Upcoming StoryWalks:

March 2021-

Outside Petaluma Library

Tortillas Are Round

May-June 2021

Doran Beach Regional Park

Shine

June 2021

Badger Park (Healdsburg)

I Know the River Loves Me

July 2021

Laguna de Santa Rosa Park

S is for Sebastopol

July 2021

Byron Gibbs Park (Healdsburg)

Hello, Little One

Past StoryWalks:

April-May 2021

Ragle Ranch Regional Park

Woodpecker Wham

March-April 2021

Bayer Farm (Roseland)

Call Me Tree

October 2020-March 2021

Outside Petaluma Library

If You Plant a Seed

January-February 2021

Bayer Farm (Roseland)

Tortillas are Round

December 2020-January 2021

Windsor Town Green

Winter Dance

October-November 2020

Windsor Town Green

Tortillas are Round

October 2020

Ongoing - Outside Petaluma Library

If You Plant a Seed

Sept. 2019

Sonoma Valley Regional Park
(Sonoma)

Woodpecker Wham

June 2019

Maxwell Farms Regional Park
(Cloverdale)

I Know the River Loves Me

May 2019

Outside Sebastopol Library

Call Me Tree

August 2018

Gualala Point Regional Park
(north coast)

Shine

June 2018

Gualala Point Regional Park
(north coast)

Following Papa’s Song

Sept. 2017

Foothills Regional Park (Windsor)

Because of an Acorn

May 2017

Spring Lake Regional Park
(Santa Rosa)

In the Small, Small Pond

March 2017

Crane Creek Regional Park
(Rohnert Park)

Call Me Tree

July 2016

Bayer Farm (Santa Rosa)

If You Plant a Seed

The StoryWalk Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. StoryWalk trails are now in all 50 states as well as 11 other countries including Bermuda, Canada, England, Germany, Malaysia, Pakistan and Russia.