The Lititz Public Library’s fall StoryWalk® fiction title is Rhino’s Great Big Itch! by Natalie Chivers. Rhino has a terrible itch, and when Bird suggests he needs help to scratch it Rhino sets out to find someone just right for the task. This story is paired with the nonfiction book I am a Rhino by Aaron Carr. Fiction and nonfiction pairings strengthen early literacy skills while exposing young learners to real world concepts.
A StoryWalk® combines two healthy activities, taking a walk and reading a book. It is a self-directed activity for people of all ages which encourages participants to read a children’s picture book in stages while walking along a short path. Participants are encouraged to complete a simple activity at each page. StoryWalks® promote literacy, physical activity, parental involvement, and ties to the community. Lititz Public Library installed our first StoryWalk® in July of 2020 and has continued them ever since, even branching out to include the Downtown version during the 2020 Winter Holiday season.
The StoryWalk® begins to the right of the entrance to the Lititz Public Library and moves counterclockwise around the library.
Fun Fact – Our storywalk is 1267 feet or .24 miles long!
Summer 2023 – The Big Umbrella by Amy June Bates
Spring 2023 –Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson
Winter 2023 – A Penguin Story by Antoinette Portis
Fall 2022 – Dog’s Colorful Day by Emma Dodd
Summer 2022 – Shine! by Patrick McDonnell
Spring 2022 – Being Frog by April Pulley Sayre
Winter 2022 – Hooray for Today! by Brian Won
Holiday 2021 – Santa’s Story by Will Hillenbrand
Summer 2021 –Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Spring 2021 –The Mixed-Up Truck by Stephen Savage
Winter 2020 (Downtown) –I’ve Got the Christmas Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison
Fall 2020 –Maisy’s Morning on the Farm by Lucy Cousins
Summer 2020 – Ivan the Terrier by Peter Catalanotto
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.