What is a StoryWalk®?

In 2007 Anne Ferguson developed the StoryWalk® project in collaboration with the Keller-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, Vermont.  She wanted to create an activity for children and their caregivers that would promote early literacy, movement, and foster a connection to nature.  A StoryWalk® is a self-directed activity for people of all ages to read an illustrated children’s book displayed in stages along a short outdoor trail.  Since its inception StoryWalks® can be found in every state and throughout the world.

StoryWalk® and ASCPL

Currently the Akron-Summit County Library System has two permanent StoryWalk® trails located in Richfield and Bath.  The trails gives the Library a unique opportunity to connect with and support our community beyond the walls of our buildings, and connect with nature.  The StoryWalk® trails are free and open to the public during park hours. 


Bath Community Park StoryWalk® Trail
1615 North Cleveland-Massillon Road
Akron, Ohio 44333

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Books are changed monthly, weather permitting, except in January & February. 
Sponsored by Bath Township Parks, Friends of the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library, and the Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library.

Carter-Pedigo Trail StoryWalk®
3761 South Grant St
Richfield, Ohio 44286

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Books are changed monthly, weather permitting. 
Sponsored by Richfield Village Parks and Recreation, Richfield Village Service Department, Friends of the Richfield Branch Library, and the Richfield Branch Library.

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.”

Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.