Harvard Community StoryWalk

In fall of 2020, the Harvard Community StoryWalk was installed in Lion’s Park behind Harvard Diggins Library. Beginning at the entrance to the Library and Park campus on McKinley street, and continuing along the Lion’s Park walking path, are pages of a children’s story book on display in 20 posts and frames. Families and individuals can enjoy walking outdoors while reading a book as they stroll. This project was made possible by the financial support of the Harvard Arts Group (H’ARTS), Harvard Parks Department, and the Harvard Diggins Library. Community volunteers and Park board members Joel Kriete and Pep Saucedo donated time and materials to plan and install the storywalk.

Combining arts, literacy, and outdoor recreation, the storywalk has given the community a lasting gift that all ages can enjoy together. The Harvard Community StoryWalk continues to be enjoyed by visitors year-round, rain, snow, or shine. Stories are always translated in English and Spanish.

Upcoming Harvard Community StoryWalk Schedule:

  • February : Wolf in the Snow by Matthew Cordell
  • March & April : Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring by Kenard Pak


The Harvard Community StoryWalk 2nd Annual Scarecrow Contest 2023

All are invited to participate in the 2nd annual Scarecrow Contest!  The Library will provide a scarecrow stake, and you dress your scarecrow to impress. Participants may enter the contest as an individual, family, or local organization. Each scarecrow will be staked next to one of the frames along the StoryWalk. Then, the public will vote for their favorite!  The winner will be announced on the Library’s Facebook page and brought indoors to be displayed for all to see.

Registration will begin on September 1st. Visit the Library to sign up for this contest. Make sure to sign up soon – there are a limited number of spots available in the contest! For more information, contact Leticia at or call 815-943-4671.