What is a StoryWalk®?

StoryWalk® is a fun and innovative way for people of all ages to exercise their bodies, as well as their minds. As you take your walk, you will come to posts which contain 2-page spreads of a picture book. By the time you have come full-circle, you will have read a book in its entirety.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Thanks to the Village of Sherwood and our sponsors, the Sherwood Branch Library has been able to bring StoryWalk® to Sherwood’s Little Reservation Station Park, 405 N. Harrison St.
Share your StoryWalk® experience with us on social media using #dplslibraries and #SherwoodStoryWalk!
Effie dreamed of being a State-fair cow. She loved living on the farm, grazing in the fields, and giving milk every day. But still…she dreamed of being beautiful, of billowing blue ribbons and big, bodacious barns. Petunia the pig gives Effie advice on how to become the most beautiful cow and win a ribbon at the State Fair. But what Petunia, the other cows, and the judges learn is that no one can fix Effie! Illustrations rendered in acrylic capture the humor and spirit of the story.

Want to sponsor a story?

Story sponsorship is available for $50. If you sponsor a story, you may choose a title (pending library approval; must be family-friendly and no more than 32 pages long). You may also make the story more personal by adding a short bio or a write-up explaining what the story means to you. Contact Sherwood Branch Library at 419-899-4343 or email Kathy Holtsberry (kholtsberry@defiancelibrary.org) for more information. Community members, businesses, or organizations wishing to make a donation to the StoryWalk® may send a check to the Sherwood Branch Library, c/o Kathy Holtsberry. Checks should be made out to “Sherwood Branch Library.”
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