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Storefront StoryWalk

A family-friendly outdoor reading event in select communities.

Bernie’s Book Bank was proud to partner with select communities to present StoreFront StoryWalks. StoryWalk® was an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors.

Pages from a children’s book were installed in the windows of local businesses in sequential order so the content can be read from the outside. As families stroll down the sidewalk, they are directed to the next page in the story with a related activity. New children’s books are introduced throughout!

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT, and has been experienced in 50 states and 13 countries



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  • Elgin StoryWalk (August 2022)
    Sponsored by: Downtown Neighborhood Association of Elgin and Gail Borden Library
  • Mount Prospect StoryWalk (July 2021)
    Sponsored by: Mount Prospect Chamber of Commerce, Mount Prospect Lions Club and Rotary Club of River Cities
  • Libertyville StoryWalk (July 2021)
    Sponsored by: MainStreet Libertyville, Sunrise Rotary Club and Libertyville Lincoln