May Storywalk: Can you hug a forest? by Frances Gilbert

What is StoryWalk® ?

A StoryWalk® is a book that has been taken apart and presented page by page around a path to promote reading, exercise, and family time. As you walk along the trail, you will find 20 posts, each displaying a page of the story! Stroll along the path, take your time, ask questions, and enjoy the story and nature.


Peer Chamber provided 233.5 volunteer hours with 62 different members involved

Riley Construction installation partnership, construction and materials

Arlon & Carol Bryson Memorial Fund helped cover the cost of the StoryWalk® posts

City of Wamego & Wamego Parks and Rec Department  for the location

Thomas Sign donated the Welcome Sign

The Friendship House donated cookies and hot chocolate for Ribbon Cutting

Wamego Tech Center managed the digital guest book

We Are Wamego awarded a grant to Peer Chamber for the StoryWalk® project

WCF Match Day matched community donations used for materials

Community Involvement

StoryWalk® would not have been possible without a generous community.

Riley Construction

A very special thank you to Bryan Newell of Riley Construction! Bryan is generous with his time, resources and energy and has done so much behind the scenes to make sure the StoryWalk® project is a success! We appreciate his expertise and guidance with the entire installation process!

WHS Peer Chamber

Big thank you to the Wamego High School Peer Chamber members and sponsors. Their willingness to learn new things and their hearts to serve others was apparent throughout the entire process! 62 students worked 233.5 hours on this project!

City of Wamego Parks Department

Thanks to the City of Wamego and the Parks and Recreation Department for their partnership in determining a fantastic location for the StoryWalk® project.

Want to sponsor a StoryWalk® book?

What do you give to the person that has everything?

For $100, you can sponsor a monthly book! For more details, stop by the library and ask for a StoryWalk® Sponsor From or you can print it out the StoryWalk® Sponsor Form yourself and turn it in to Miss Judy. She will let you know what months are available and help select an appropriate title based on your interests.

You will get a certificate to present to your honoree and you will be recognized for that month on the StoryWalk®.

Its the perfect gift for book lovers of any age!

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.

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