A StoryWalk® consists of the outdoor display of a children’s picture book. Book pages are placed sequentially along a walkway or trail where kids and families can experience the joy of reading in the great outdoors. Vacker offers StoryWalk® frames with the same high quality and craftsmanship as our frames that have been installed in parks and trails throughout the U.S. over the past 25 years. We also offer optional outdoor durable backer panels and NatureWalk signs.
Our StoryWalk® frames are constructed with the same high quality as our interpretive style frames, though the construction is a bit different. StoryWalk® frames feature a wider frame gap that allows for the insertion of book page sign materials up to 1/4″ thick. The removable bottom frame rail allows for easy page insertion/changes and enhanced drainage. Frames with aluminum posts are available in post lengths suitable for in ground and surface mount installation. Posts intended for surface mount include a 6″x6″ surface mount plate. Powder coat color options include black, NPS dark brown, NPS medium brown and forest green. Frames for chain link and other fence types available. Wood post not included with frame for wood post mount.
The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg Hubbard Library. Visit http://www.kellogghubbard.org/storywalk for more information.
Frame Assembly and Installation
For assembly and installation instructions specific to each product, see our resources section.
StoryWalk® Backer Panels
The most common method for displaying book pages is to hot laminate actual book pages, mount to a board of some kind and sandwich between clear acrylic sheets. Vacker offers 1/8″ thick backer panels that consist of an outdoor durable polymetal panel (aluminum/plastic/aluminum composite) with premium quality printed vinyl graphics. The mid-section of the panel allows for the placement of two laminated pages up to 11″×11″ in size.
Vacker is pleased to introduce an extensive series of affordable outdoor durable nature themed signs as an option for StoryWalk frames. The signs are colorful, educational, and designed specifically to engage youth and families. Content includes interesting information and fun facts supported with splendid imagery and delightful illustrations by Minnesota naturalist and illustrator, Emily A. Meyer. All designs are available in Vacker’s durable sign panel material options and can be mounted with our high quality aluminum frames and frameless pedestals – perfect for outdoor education. Signs are 18″x24″ in size, and designed with “best practices” for interpretation. Contact us for a PDF portfolio of our most up to date title offerings.