Library Offers Families Special StoryWalk Activity to Exercise Mind and Body

ECCF is proud to support the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library by holding its Story Builder Campaign for the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Expansion, and we're pleased to share the following announcement from this important philanthropic partner:

The Youth Services department of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire is excited to install its first StoryWalk activity. A StoryWalk combines literacy and physical activity by posting pages of a children’s book along a walking path and includes activity prompts to enhance the story experience. The library’s StoryWalk will be available August 3 through 31 along the downtown bike trail beginning at the southeast corner of Dewey and Galloway Streets. The walk heads east, across the “S” Bridge, and back to Dewey Street. What could be more enjoyable than a picture book in a picture-esque setting? 

During the week of August 3 through 8, participants may end their walk at the library’s BookBike, allowing them to check out more stories to take home. The BookBike will be available from 9 to 11 a.m. and again from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.  

The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson. 

For more information, stop at Youth Services during an In-Person Library Appointment (, call 715-839-5007, or email To learn more about library programs, check the library’s website at