StoryWalk® in Jorgens Park Preserve
Located in Jorgens Park Preserve on the northern shore of Silver Lake in Scandinavia, the StoryWalk® is a 0.4-mile loop trail beginning east of the park's picnic pavilion. As families walk the trail, they will enjoy reading pages from a children's picture book that have been placed along the trail.
Combining literacy with outdoor activity, the StoryWalk® is a great way to enjoy some meaningful family-bonding time!
Currently featured on the StoryWalk® is "The Monster at the End of This Book" by Jon Stone with illustrations by Michael Smollin. Lovable, furry old Grover is distressed to learn that there's a monster at the end of this book. He begs readers not to turn the pages, but of course kids feel they just have to see this monster for themselves. Grover is astonished—and readers will be delighted—to discover who is really the monster at the end of the book!
The StoryWalk® runs from late March through early November each year and features books of all types, from classic to new, and even non-fiction. A new book is put up about every three weeks.
If there's a book that you'd like to see on the StoryWalk®, please let us know!
The StoryWalk® was named "Walk with Donnie" in honor of Donnie Jensen, who was a Scandinavia Public Library and Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve board member. "Donnie volunteered many hours in support of both the library and Jorgens Park," said Library Director Sue Vater Olsen. "It's my hope that people can enjoy the StoryWalk® and remember Donnie's life." Donnie passed away in 2016.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.