*Please note: Independence Park playground renovations are still in progress, and the park is closed until further notice. Watch for a new StoryWalk as soon as they open*
Windisch Park StoryWalk
This StoryWalk is located at Windisch Park in Bargersville.Enjoy "Ava's Poppy" by Marcus Pfister as you and your family stroll along the trail.
Description: Ava is delighted when she discovers a red poppy in the field of her house. She sits with the flower in the sunny days of summer and shields it in the rain until one day the petals start to drop and the beautiful flower fades. But when spring comes again, Ava is surprised anew.
Special thanks to our partner: Town of Bargersville.
Country Gate Park StoryWalk
This StoryWalk is located at Country Gate Park in New Whiteland.
Come read "Crunch, the Shy Dinosaur" by Cirocco Dunlap while you take a stroll with your family.
Description: Crunch is a lovely and quiet brontosaurus who has hidden himself in some shubbery and is rather shy. He would like to play, but it will require some gentle coaxing from you.
Special thanks to our partners: Town of New Whiteland, 84 Lumber, and Life Scout Sean Donaldson, who constructed the StoryWalk signs and Little Free Library with the help of fellow scouts from Troop 245 Greenwood, as his Eagle Scout Service Project.
Kelsey Anne Devine StoryWalk
This StoryWalk is located at the Trafalgar Branch of Johnson County Public Library. Stroll along our beautiful prairie walk while you enjoy the story with your family.
Come read "Jabari Jumps" by Gaia Cornwall while you walk.Description: Working up the courage to take a big, important leap is hard, but Jabari is almost absolutely ready to make a giant splash.
Free-spirited Kelsey grew up in Trafalgar and graduated from Indian Creek High School. Kelsey cherished her family, friends and her dog Marley with all her heart. She loved spending time in the sunshine and taking photos, especially with Marley. Kelsey dreamed of one day living in Florida, near the ocean. This StoryWalk was created in memory of Kelsey, and in celebration of her love for this community.
Urban Forest StoryWalk
Johnson County's first StoryWalk is located in Franklin's Urban Forest, just a few blocks from the Franklin Branch.
Come read "In the Tall, Tall Grass" by Denise Fleming while you walk.
Description: If you were a fuzzy caterpillar crawling through the tall, tall grass on a sunny afternoon, what would you see? To find out, just follow the tiny tour guide as he inches his way through the pages of this book. You'll see ants and bees and birds--hip-hopping bunnies too. You'll even hear the sounds some of them makes.The Glick Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, is proud to support libraries and authors from across Indiana through the Indiana Authors Award. In 2011, Micah Ling won the Eugene and Marilyn Indiana Authors award for Emerging Author. Grant money awarded from this honor funds JCPL’s Franklin StoryWalk.
Independence Park StoryWalk
*Please note: playground renovations are still in progress, and the park is closed until further notice*The Center Grove/White River StoryWalk is located at Independence Park in Greenwood. The StoryWalk features a popular picture book along the path. Enjoy the book and fun activities as you and your family stroll along the trail.
Come read "Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read" by Curtis Manley while you walk.
Description: Picture book encouraging kids to be proud of what makes them unique, where they come from, and how they express themselves and see the world.The Greenwood/Center Grove StoryWalk is brought to you by Johnson County Public Library, the Rotary Club of Greenwood/White River, and Johnson County Parks & Recreation.
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.