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The Emporia Public Library invites the community to stroll down Commercial Street to visit the new StoryWalk® book featuring the children’s picture book, “You Are a Story” written by Bob Raczka, and Illustrated by Kristen Howdeshell. The StoryWalk® will be available through the month of March in store windows on Commercial Street between 6th and 12th Avenue. Embrace individualism while finding joy in the unique attributes that work to unite the world by reading through the Storywalk® The story begins at the Emporia Public Library during the month of March.

A huge thank you to the following businesses for their continued support of the Storywalk®: Complete Works, L.L.C., Heartland Office Systems, Amanda’s Bakery and Café, Gravel City Adventure & Supply Co., Dynamic Discs, Pete Euler- State Farm Insurance, Daylight Donuts, Radiance Salon, Mi Chavelita Mexican Grill, China Dragon, Sax Hair Care, Genesis Health Club, Smith Agency, Toso Family Eye Care, Eclectic Bikes, Emporia Main Street, Chamber of Commerce/Visit Emporia, Lyon County History Center, and L & L Pets.

“The StoryWalk® Project 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.”

For more information, please visit, follow the Emporia Public Library Facebook page, or contact Executive Director Pauline Stacchini at

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