StoryWalk® is a fun and innovative way for people of all ages to exercise their bodies, as well as their minds. As you take your walk, you will come to posts which contain 2-page spreads of a picture book. By the time you have come full-circle, you will have read a book in its entirety.
StoryWalk® was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed with the help of Rachel Senechal of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. StoryWalks® have been installed in 50 states and 11 countries including, Germany, Canada, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, and Pakistan. Thanks to the Village of Sherwood and our sponsors, the Sherwood Branch Library has been able to bring StoryWalk® to the Sherwood, Ohio community.
Please share your StoryWalk® experience with us on social media using #dplslibraries and #SherwoodStoryWalk.
The Mitten by Jan Brett
When Nicki drops his white mitten in the snow, he goes on without realizing that it is missing.
One by one, woodland animals find it and crawl in; first, a curious mole, then a rabbit, a badger and others, each one larger than the last. Finally, a big brown bear is followed in by a tiny brown mouse and what happens next makes for a wonderfully funny climax.
As the story of the animals in the mitten unfolds, the reader can see Nicki in the boarders of each page, walking through the woods unaware of what is going on.
Once again Jan Brett has created a dramatic and beautiful picture book in her distinctive style. She brings the animals to life with warmth and humor, and her illustrations are full of visual delights and details faithful to the Ukrainian tradition from which the story comes.
Sponsor a Story at the StoryWalk®
Story sponsorship is also available for $50. If you sponsor a story, you may choose a title (pending Library approval; must be family-friendly and no more than 32 pages long). You may also make the story more personal by adding a short bio or a write-up explaining what the story means to you. Contact Sherwood Branch Library at 419-899-4343 or email Kathy Holtsberry (email@example.com) for more information.
Community members, businesses, or organizations wishing to make a donation towards StoryWalk® may send a check to the Sherwood Branch Library, c/o Kathy Holtsberry. Checks should be made out to “Sherwood Branch Library.”