Library Installs New StoryWalk In Benton Ridge

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library is celebrating a new StoryWalk at the Benton Ridge Park.

StoryWalk is an innovative way for children and adults to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time.

Pages from a children’s book are attached to a post, and placed along a path.

Children and their caregivers then follow the path where they will find the book, two pages at a time, along the path.

“StoryWalk is a great opportunity for families to enjoy the experience of reading together while also exploring one of our great local parks,” said library director Sarah Clevidence.

“We are excited to expand the StoryWalk program to this new location and grateful for the support of the Benton Ridge community.”



The book chosen for the kickoff event is Bear Can’t Wait, by Karma Wilson.

The library’s original StoryWalk is located at Riverside Park in Findlay.

That path runs clockwise from the bandshell to the Waterfalls Pavilion.

There is a new story every month for the community to enjoy.

StoryWalk was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont, and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

It is made possible in Hancock County thanks to a HancockREADs grant from the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation.

For more information click here or call the library at 419-422-1712.