This summer, 35 Michigan libraries will participate in the Braille Enhanced StoryWalk® program, giving children and their families a chance to read books via braille or written text as they walk along an outdoor path. MDE-LIO's braille production team will provide the reading materials, which include braille-enhanced copies of this year's featured books, The Giant Jumperee and The Way Back Home.

Participating libraries include:

  • Allen Park Public Library
  • Big Rapids Community Library
  • Bloomfield Township Public Library
  • Branch District Library, Coldwater
  • Briggs District Library, St. Johns
  • Chesterfield Township Library
  • Clarkston Independence District Library
  • Clinton-Macomb Public Library/Macomb Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
  • Flint Public Library
  • Frankenmuth Wickson District Library
  • Genesee District Library: Fenton-Winegarden Library
  • Grosse Pointe Public Library
  • Highland Township Public Library
  • Homer Public Library
  • Howard Miller Library, Zeeland
  • Huntington Woods Library
  • Jonesville District Library
  • Jordan Valley District Library, East Jordan
  • Lenox Township Library
  • Milan Public Library, Milan
  • Muskegon Area District Library for the Visually & Physically Disabled
  • Oscoda County Library
  • Portage District Library
  • Portage Lake District Library
  • Public Libraries of Saginaw: Zauel Memorial Library and Butman-Fish Library
  • Rawson Memorial Library, Cass City
  • Redford Township District Library
  • Richfield Township Public Library
  • Salem South Lyon District Library
  • Saline District Library
  • Spies Public Library, Menominee
  • Stair District Library, Morenci
  • Sterling Heights Public Library
  • Superior District Library, Sault Ste. Marie

For specific StoryWalk® dates and locations, contact a participating library.

StoryWalk® is offered as a collaboration between the Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL), the Library of Michigan, and MDE-LIO. For more information, contact Cathy Lancaster, Library of Michigan Youth Services Coordinator, at 517-335-8129 or lancasterc5@michigan.gov.