Happy Birthday, Plainfield StoryWalk!


The Plainfield StoryWalkHappy first birthday to the Plainfield StoryWalk!® is turning ONE YEAR OLD on October 4, 2020, and we are planning to celebrate all month long!  

October 1 – 31

Read: I Got You a Present! by Mike Erskine-Kellie and Susan McLennan will be on display at the Plainfield StoryWalk in Settlers’ Park.

Birthday Photo Frame: While visiting the StoryWalk, be sure to take a picture at our special birthday frame that is set up at the south end of the park. Share your pictures with us by posting them on our Plainfield StoryWalk Facebook page or by using #ppldreads and #plainfieldstorywalk in your posts.

October 4 – 10

Scavenger Hunt: Grab a sheet and a pencil from the box located near Panel 1. Complete the sheet while enjoying the StoryWalk and then turn in the completed sheet at the Plainfield Library for a chance to win a $25 gift card. All sheets must be turned in by 12:00 pm on Monday, October 12. (One entry per person, please.) A winner will be drawn that afternoon.

October 12 – 16

Fill In the Blanks: We’ve written a story called A Visit to the Plainfield StoryWalk, but we need your help to fill in the blanks! Follow the Plainfield Public Library’s Facebook page for posts everyday during the week asking for your ideas on what words should be used in our story. Get your kids involved and have fun with it! The sillier the words, the better! We will randomly select words from your suggestions to fill in the blanks and then reveal the final story on Friday, October 16. 

The silly story we created (with your help) in honor of the Plainfield StoryWalk‘s first birthday is complete! Thank you to everyone who contributed throughout the week. Click here to view the completed story. We hope you enjoy the final product as much as we do! It is definitely quite silly! Want a blank copy of the silly story? Click here to download a PDF.

October 18 – 24

Find the Painted Rocks: Grab a sheet and a pencil from the box located near Panel 1. Follow the directions on the sheet and find the painted rocks we’ve hidden at the Plainfield StoryWalk. Return the completed sheet to one of the Upper Level Service Desks at the Plainfield Public Library by 12:00 pm on Monday, October 26 to receive a bag full of birthday goodies.

Plainfield StoryWalk®

StoryWalkKids reading storywalk panel® is a fun, educational activity that places the pages of a book along a popular walking route. StoryWalk® combines the joy of reading with all the benefits of being active outside. The pages of a children’s book are placed in holders along a path. As you walk the path you discover page after page, and pretty soon after a short stroll you have read a story. 

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellgo-Hubbard Library.  StoryWalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.

There is now a StoryWalk® in all 50 states and in 14 countries across Europe and Asia.


Plainfield StoryWalk®

The Plainfield StoryWalk® is located adjacent to the playground in Settlers’ Park. Visit our Facebook page for all the latest StoryWalk® updates!

Thanks to a generous donation from the Friends of the Plainfield Library and a partnership with the Village of Plainfield for making this project possible.