A story trail is an exciting way to combine physical activity with literacy. Children's picture book pages are mounted on frames that are then laid out on along a trail inviting children, families, caregivers, teachers and others to follow along the path. The story unfolds as their short walk progresses. Each trail is generally less than a half mile.
The Lorain Public Library System offers five story trails, some of them are called StoryWalks® and others are referred to as Storybook Trails. The branch staffs change the books at each trail monthly April through November, weather permitting.
To encourage young patrons to visit all the trails, we created a fun “Story Trails Passport” that can be downloaded here.
StoryWalk® at Black River Landing | 319 Black River Lane, Lorain, OH 44052
Storybook Trail at Every Child’s Playground | near the Avon Aquatic Facility, 36265 Detroit Road, Avon OH 44011
StoryWalk® at Columbia Park | 25540 Royalton Road, Columbia Station, OH 44028
Storybook Trail at Ferndale Park | 4280 Ferndale Road in Sheffield Lake, OH 44054
StoryWalk® at South Central Park | 7565 Avon Belden Road, North Ridgeville OH 44039