About StoryWalks®

A 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! Share your StoryWalk® experience with us on social media using #dplslibraries and #DefianceCountyStoryWalk!


Defiance Public Library System’s first-ever StoryWalk, installed in 2019, was located at Little Reservation Station Park in Sherwood, and was a partnership between the Village, Sherwood Branch Library, and area sponsors.


The Sherwood StoryWalk will soon be relocated to Moats Park! 


In June 2023, Defiance Public Library, along with project sponsors (the Friends of DPL, the City of Defiance, and the Defiance Rotary Club) added a StoryWalk to Bronson Park, 2121 Harding Road, Defiance.

Bronson Park

Coming soon: Moats Park

Sponsor a story in Sherwood

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). You may also personalize the story by adding a short bio or writeup explaining what the story means to you.

Contact Sherwood Branch Library at 419-899-4343 or email Kathy Holtsberry 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.”