What is a StoryWalk®?
StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children – and families – to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children’s book are attached to yard signs, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you are directed to the next page in the story.
Where is the StoryWalk®?
The South Fayette Township Library Storywalk® can be found at the top of the Innovation Trail, located behind the South Fayette High School. Recommended parking is located on the left side of the South Fayette Intermediate School (parking is also available in front of the South Fayette Intermediate School) directly across from the soccer field. Just a short walk across the soccer field will lead directly to the StoryWalk (look for signs!).
South Fayette High School
3640 Old Oakdale Rd
McDonald, PA 15057
This month's story:
Hank's Big Day: The Story of a Bug
by Evan Kuhlman & Chuck Groenink
Perfect for reading aloud, this spare, charming picture book about a day in the life of a pill bug in suburbia is also about an unusual friendship.
Hank is a pill bug with a busy life-for a pill bug, that is. His daily routine involves nibbling a dead leaf, climbing up a long stick, avoiding a skateboarder, and playing pretend with his best friend, a human girl named Amelia, in her backyard. And when day is done, Hank likes nothing better than returning home to his cozy rock.
Each StoryWalk® sign features a page from the story, this is a story you won’t want to read just once!
South Fayette Wetland Trail
As you finish the StoryWalk®, you may want to venture just a little further to the South Fayette Wetland Trail. Originally constructed by the South Fayette Conservation Group in 2007, the scenic trail leads to the wetland, which covers nearly an acre and required nearly 1,700 plants from 50 different species at the time of its creation. Wetlands provide storage for rain water and a habitat for wildlife. This trail makes for a wonderful excursion, but does include some hills and slightly rough terrain so make sure to come prepared (strollers not recommended).