Story Walks


This program launched in 2018 takes high quality children’s books and transforms them into an interactive outdoor experience that both children and adults can enjoy together. Book pages are laminated and mounted on posts, which are installed along a path in an outdoor location. Stories that are well suited to being read in this dynamic way are selected in consultation with our early childhood specialist, and rotated out throughout the year, or for different seasons. Caregivers walk along the path with their little ones and read each page as they come to it.

A Partnership Project of
  • Family Reading Partnership
  • Area parks and municipalities

Floral Avenue Trail

Starts where Floral Ave intersects with Elm St.

Sponsored in part by Odyssey Bookstore

Newfield Story Walk

247 Main St. Newfield, NY

Trail starts at playground in front of school.

Sponsored by United Way of Tompkins County Youth and Philanthropy grant

Lansing Center Trail

104 Auburn Rd, Lansing NY

Trail starts from the Scoops Ice Cream parking lot.

We have taken over stewardship of this story walk after years of loving care by Lansing Loves to Read.

Groton Memorial Park

Groton, NY

Starts at Groton Memorial Park, behind the pool.

Dotson Park Trail

1825 Danby Rd, Danby NY

At the Natural playground.

In partnership with the Danby Community Parks Association

Funded by Rotary Club of Ithaca

Jim Schug Trail

61 W Main St. Dryden, NY

Village of Dryden, next to Agway.

Sponsorship provided in loving memory of Grandma Alice by her grateful family.

Enfield Community Center

162 Enfield Main Rd. Enfield NY

Located behind the Community Center