1The Bette Keasling Memorial StoryWalk®  at Oakland City’s New Lake opens May 19th, 2016 at 10am.


A StoryWalk is a series of posts along a walking path that hold pages of a picture books. Families are encouraged to read  the book as they walk along the path towards the playground equipment.  The goal of the project is to incorporate reading and literacy as a part of daily activities such as walking and playing outside.  In order to promote family literacy, the library will change the books out every quarter.
StoryWalks are growing concept and located across the country. The library is honored to partner with the City of Oakland City for this project. The City extended a path to create a safer walking area for children to get to the playground. The city also assembled and installed the StoryWalk.  The Library funded the supplies and books for the project from memorial gifts received  after the passing of past Library President and founding Friends of the Library member Bette Keasling. Library Director, Julie Elmore, says “as a former educator and library supporter we think this is an excellent way to honor Bette’s memory. She was always ready to support any project where children’s literacy needs were center stage.”
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.
Books on our StoryWalk
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
by Eric Litwin