Storybook Walk

During the month of July, find the Pop-Up Storybook Walk featured in downtown Grants Pass business windows, at the Reinhart Volunteer Park, at select Summer Food Service locations and other places around Josephine County.

What is a Storybook Walk?

A Storybook Walk is an outdoor reading and walking experience of a children’s book or poem with the “pages” of the book placed in different areas along a walking path.  Families are to take a stroll and read the featured story at their own pace.

2024 featured stories

The 2024 Pop-Up Storybook Walk feature a new bilingual story called Spanish Tortilla/La Tortilla de Papas by Sandra Siemens.
In Spanish Tortilla, Carmen goes to the store to buy eggs, but on the way, she discovers a world of simple beautiful things and forgets about the eggs. She’ll return home time and time again with all sorts of foods and flowers… but not the eggs.

Other featured stories during the 2024 Storybook Walk include:

  • “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud,” by William Wordsworth
  • “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson
  • an adapted version of the fable, “Stone Soup”
  • an adapted version of the fable, “I Know an old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly”
The cover of the children's book, "Spanish Tortilla" by Sandra Siemens.

July 2024 schedule

Find the Pop-Up Storybook Walk in the following locations during the month of July.

Grants Pass

July 1–7 | downtown Grants Pass
Grab the family and take a stroll through the downtown Grants Pass historic district to read Spanish Tortilla/La Tortilla de Papa. Begin at the Grants Pass Museum of Art and follow the path down G Street and up and down 6th street to read the story. Maps can be picked up at all participating Storybook Walk locations and at the Grants Pass Visitor’s Center temporary location at 164 SE G St, Grants Pass. On Friday, July 5 families can make a free craft upstairs at The Hivve after finishing the Storybook Walk. Be sure to stop in and thank participating businesses!

Click here to view the printable map.

Tuesday, July 9 | 10:30–11:30 am | Reinhart Volunteer Park
Visit the newly renovated playground at Reinhart Volunteer Park and find the Spanish Tortilla/La Tortilla de Papa Storybook Walk across the parking lot near the fishing pond from 10:30–11:30 am on Tuesday, July 9 in partnership with the City of Grants Pass Parks & Recreation.

*Summer Food Service locations and times TBD*

 

Illinois Valley
Fridays | Cave Junction Farmers Market | 6–7 pm

 

Williams 
Mondays | New Williams branch library, 158 Tetherow Road | 4–6:30 pm

 

Wolf Creek
Fridays & Saturdays | Wolf Creek branch library | during open hours

Thank you, partners!

Thank you to the following 2024 Storybook Walk community partners!

Grants Pass Museum of Art, Indy Jo, Sandi’s Candies, House of Glory, Cultured Palate, Gallop N Glitz, Grants Pass Pharmacy, Rogue Florist, Dope Static, Elegance Antiques, Plaza Sewing, G G Sugarplum’s Bakeshop, The Kitchen Company, cascade Hasson Sotheby’s International Realty, The Hivve, Visit Grants Pass, City of Grants Pass Parks & Recreation, Grants Pass School District 7, Boys & Girls Club of the Rogue Valley.