In 2020, local resident Isabela Allen completed her Girl Scout project in honor of her love for books and the library by creating a Story Stroll at Jerseyland Park. The Story Stroll is inspired by and based on the concept of The StoryWalk ®, created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition (VBPC) and the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Our Story Stroll is maintained by local teen volunteers and updated by local librarians.
From April through December, the signs are updated monthly and are preselected prior to being displayed by professional staff. In 2021, we featured original poems written by Scotch Plains and Fanwood children. We aim to continue this tradition for the upcoming years to follow.
What’s on Display
NEW – Local Project: Community Postcards!
Starting September until Friday, October 15 children in grades K-5 who live in Scotch Plains or Fanwood are invited to create a “Community Postcard” sharing what they love most about our community. The postcards will be put on display during the month of November of this year. Families can pick up a sign-up form and blank postcards at the library’s Youth Services Desk.
For Local Authors: Apply below
Local Scotch Plains children’s authors who would like to have their books displayed in our Story Stroll must adhere to the following guidelines:
- No longer than 32 pages
- Written for children
- Donate 3 copies to the library. 2 copies for the Story Stroll and 1 for the library.
- Must be in paperback
- Fill out Story Stroll Consideration Form
Please note that someone will get back to you regarding your request. You may be placed on a waiting list, as we can only accommodate one local author per year for the month of November.
Should you wish to donate copies of books to be displayed in upcoming months, please take a look at our Amazon Wish List. In order to satisfy publisher guidelines, 2 books are needed for each title. Please note that due to conditions beyond our control, we are unable to use donated copies more than once.