Story Trail

Enjoy the fresh air, a stroll...and a story! This literacy adventure builds reading skills and creates memories, from start to finish. For all ages.

Visit again and again; you may find a different story waiting for you!

How It Works

Each suggested activity along the trail is a way to build early literacy skills. (Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they learn to read or write.)

  1. Stop at each station.
  2. Look at the picture.
  3. Read the story together.
  4. Complete the activity.
  5. Move on to the next page!
A mom and child enjoying the story trail at Johnston-McVay Park in November 2020

Locations

Johnston-McVay Park

Presented in partnership with Westerville Parks & Recreation. Thanks to funding from the Westerville Library Foundation.

Hilmar Park

Coming soon!

Presented in partnership with Genoa Township. Thanks to funding from Genoa Township and the Westerville Library Foundation.

Ridgewood Park

Coming soon!

Presented in partnership with Blendon Township. Thanks to funding from the Westerville Library Foundation.

Featured Stories

Lists for Story Trail

Story Trail at Johnston-McVay Park 2022

Check out what titles are coming to the Johnson-McVay Park Story Trail or reread a past favorite.

Story Trail at Johnston-McVay Park 2021

These books were featured at the Johnston-McVay Story Trail in 2021.

Thanks to Our Sponsor

The Westerville Library Foundation's fundraising efforts helped make this project possible.

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