Get your family outside to stretch their legs and read a book with StoryWalk®. 

StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children - and adults - to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. A StoryWalk® is a book that has been taken apart and presented page by page on a trail, bike path, or in store windows to promote reading and exercise. StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Miss Jill and the Upper Sandusky Community Library initially brought the concept to the community in July 2020 and have presented a new StoryWalk® each month. A second StoryWalk® was established at Stepping Stones Park in April 2024. 


Coded StoryWalk with a magnifying glass.

The Coded StoryWalk® features a new book each month. Before you begin your walk, stop by the library’s front desk and pick up a Coded Tales worksheet. As you walk from business to business, each page will be marked with a letter that should be written on the worksheet. When you finish the story, you will have spelled out a special message that you can return to the library to receive a prize.

Book cover featuring a caterpillar on flowers. Text says May's book Caterpillar Dreams.

The Coded StoryWalk® for May is "Caterpillar Dreams" by Clive McFarland. "All Henri the Caterpillar has is a dream. It’s an amazing, incredible, impossible dream. And to chase it, Henri will have to leave the safety of his garden and embark on the adventure of a lifetime."

The Coded StoryWalk® begins at the library and continues in the windows of the following businesses: A Cut Above, Corner Inn, SURGE, Neumeister’s Candy Shoppe, A.J.’s Heavenly Pizza, Johnson Orthodontics, D's Cuts, Seitz Financial Services, Community First Bank, First Citizens National Bank, Woven Yoga, Woods’ Antiques N More, Richardson Flower, and Brick Alley Market. 



Wavy lines. Text says Storywalk at Stepping Stones.


Coming soon to Upper Sandusky!