Families can explore the area's newest Storybook Walk in Kirkwood Park.Photo courtesy Kirkwood Public Library.
Kids can take in a great book as they take in a stroll at several local Storybook Walks, including the area’s newest ones at Kirkwood Park and the new Veterans Tribute Park in St. Charles.
With support from Kirkwood Public Library, Kirkwood Parks & Recreation and Glendale Kirkwood Kiwanis, Eagle Scout Scott Theerman installed a new Storybook Walk around Walker Lake in Kirkwood Park earlier this year. The park is located at the corner of West Adams Avenue and Geyer Road in Kirkwood. For the month of November, the trail features the book "After the Fall" by Dan Santat. In December, visitors can read "Snowzilla," by Janet Lawler. Families can also walk their way through a great story in five Storybook Walks in St. Charles County, including one at the new Veterans Tribute Park, which opened in October.
“The Storybook Walks give your family the chance to read together while enjoying time outside in a beautiful park,” said Maggie Melson, youth services manager for St. Charles City-County Library.
Storybook Walks can be found at the following locations in St. Charles County: Quail Ridge Park, located at 5501 Quail Ridge Parkway, Wentzville, MO; St. Charles Community College, located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., Cottleville, MO (behind the Orange 4 parking lot); Heartland Park, located at 100 William Dierberg Dr., Wentzville, MO; Fox Hill Park, located off Fox Hill Dr., St. Charles, MO (near the parking area at the end of Huncker/Quince); and at the new Veterans Tribute Park, located at 1031 Kisker Rd., St. Charles, MO (beginning at the paved trail near shelter 3, past the playfields).
The St. Charles County Storybook Walks are made possible through the cooperation of several entities. Financing is provided by the St. Charles City-County Library Foundation; the St. Charles City-County Library district determines which books will be used, and most installations are done by the hosting parks. For a list of titles currently on display, visit stchlibraryfoundation.org.