StoryWalk® expands to second location in Richland County

August 20, 2021

Step into a good book and enjoy another interactive experience in Richland County. Richland Library is launching a second StoryWalk® location at Caughman Road Park (2733 Trotter Road, Hopkins).

Families can start at the walking trail near the oak-lined tree entrance and travel around the park’s multi-use athletic fields to view each page and take part in activities. The path, around a half mile long, is both easily visible and walkable for young readers.

We’re currently featuring “How Do You Wokka-Wokka?”, written by Elizabeth Bluemle and illustrated by Randy Cecil, with the book selection rotating seasonally.

To celebrate, the library is creating StoryWalk®-themed carry-out kits that highlight different elements in the book, including: maracas, sidewalk chalk and bubbles. They’re available at all 13 library locations while supplies last.

Don’t forget to explore our other StoryWalk® location at Doko Meadows Park (100 Alvina Hagood Circle, Blythewood), featuring Rainbow Stew by Cathryn Falwell, and be on the lookout for a third StoryWalk® location this fall.

The library is able to bring StoryWalk® to our community thanks to support from SC Humanities, Prisma Health, WLTX, the Richland County Recreation Commission, the Town of Blythewood, and the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation Department.

For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or [email protected].


About Richland Library

Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.

About StoryWalk®

StoryWalk® 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.