• 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:

October 2020

Ongoing - Outside Petaluma Library

If You Plant a Seed

March-April 2021

Bayer Farm (Roseland)

Call Me Tree

April-May 2021 (Coming Soon!)

Ragle Ranch Regional Park

Woodpecker Wham

May-June 2021 (Coming Soon!)

Doran Beach Regional Park


June-July 2021 (Coming Soon!)

Laguna de Santa Rosa Park

S is for Sebastopol

Past StoryWalks:

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

Sept. 2019

Sonoma Valley Regional Park

Woodpecker Wham

June 2019

Maxwell Farms Regional Park

I Know the River Loves Me

May 2019

Outside Sebastopol Library

Call Me Tree

August 2018

Gualala Point Regional Park
(north coast)


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.