Story Book Trail is open!


We are thrilled to announce that the story book trail behind the library is open again. We were out this morning with our sled, spikes, and drill to mount the frames and install the wonderful story, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin. The story book trail starts behind the library and then goes CLOCKWISE – this is opposite from last year’s. So, read the first sign and turn to your left. The conditions at the moment are best for snow shoes or boots with spikes after the rain yesterday. When we get some more snow it’ll be super for that too.

Our story book trails are a collaboration between three local organizations. Storyland created the beautiful and weather-tight frames. Jackson Ski Touring sunk the posts and groom the trails. And the Library keeps those frames on those trails filled with books. There is one book page every 100 or so feet allowing you and your family to read as you walk. It’s a magical sense of fun and discovery to move along the trail finding the story pages.

The second story book trail is along the river on the Jackson Ski Touring network. This week it features What Was I Afraid of? by Dr. Seuss. The pages glow in the dark! Arriving at the first page is a bit closer this year. Take the Ellis River Trail and at the top of the hill bear right onto the Riverbank Loop. You should see the first page right away. The last page is at the Cocoa Cabin. Kids ski free, but adults will need a trail pass. Check with us to see if our pass is available for checkout. This trail is best suited for cross country skiis.

Update on 1/28/2019: The Ellis River/Riverbank Loop story is now What Was I Afraid of? by Dr. Seuss. The post has been updated.