Story Stroll

Story Strolls are a fun way to enjoy reading while spending time outdoors. Community members are invited to visit the Gaylord Memorial Library and walk the path as you read the book. This is a self-guided tour that families can enjoy at their leisure. Each book will be left on display for about one month, but may temporarily be taken down during times of inclement weather or lawn maintenance.

Thank you & enjoy!


Update: 4/16/22: Our first story stroll of 2022 is now on display!

Come visit and read, Solitary Animals: Introverts of the Wild written by Joshua David Stein and illustrated by Dominque Ramsey.

Story strolls are installed on the grounds of the Gaylord Memorial Library (across from Mount Holyoke College). Visitors are welcome to walk and read the story anytime. It will be available for about a month, but may be temporarily taken down for lawn maintenance or inclement weather.


Our final outdoor story stroll of 2021 is Do I Have to Wear a Coat? by Rachel Isadora.

Story strolls are installed on the grounds of the Gaylord Memorial Library (across from Mount Holyoke College). Visitors are welcome to walk and read the story anytime. It will be available beginning October 1st for about a month, but may be temporarily taken down for lawn maintenance or inclement weather.


Our third story stroll features the artwork of local patrons who participated in making an alphabet book with Miss Janet. The pages will be up by August 20th and we will have a celebratory event on Saturday, August 21 from 10:30-11.


Our second Story Stroll of 2021 is Butts are Everywhere by Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox. This story will be installed by July 2nd.

Activity bags are available for this book when the library is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5pm and Saturdays from 10am-noon.

Story strolls are installed on the grounds of the Gaylord Memorial Library (across from Mount Holyoke College). Visitors are welcome to walk and read the story anytime. It will be available beginning October 1st for about a month, but may be temporarily taken down for lawn maintenance or inclement weather.


Our first Story Stroll of 2021 is Taking a Walk, Spring in Woods by Sue Tarsky. It will be available beginning on Friday April 16, 2021.

Activity bags are available for this book on Thursday and Fridays from 12-4:45pm. If you would like to participate in the activity outside of those hours, please download and print a copy of the activity sheet: Gaylord Memorial Library Story Stroll Activity: Taking a Walk, Spring in the Woods by Sue Tarsky.


Our second Story Stroll book is Be You! by Peter H. Reynolds. It will be available beginning on Thursday October 2, 2020.

Our first Story Stroll book was The Thank You Letter by Jane Cabrera. It will be available from August 14-October 1, 2020.