Story Walk Kent
November 24-December 27, 2021
A Story Walk is a fun activity where families can follow a map through downtown Kent, reading a story in the business windows along the way. It’s a fun way of promoting literacy, physical activity, and community! Grab some snacks, shop, and stop for lunch at one of our local restaurants. Get some fresh air and support local business!
Featured Book: “Dragon’s Merry Christams” by Dav Pilkey
What to Do
1. Pick up a Story Walk map at Kent Natural Foods Co-Op, 151 E. Main St. or download it HERE.
2. Follow the route, reading the story along the way. (Stop in for treats, beverages and do some shopping!)
3. Read the pages displayed in all 17 business windows, ending the story at Hometown Bank.
4. Bring a warm clothing item to donate at any participating location!
Participating Businesses & Warm Clothing Donation Locations
Belleria Pizza & Italian
Bent Tree Coffee Roasters
Dirty Skate Co.
Franklin School of Dance
GV Art & Design
Kent Natural Foods Co-Op
Kwench Juice Cafe
Last Exit Books
McKay Bricker Framing
Red Letter Days
Squirrel City Jewelers
Sue Nelson Designs
Small Business Saturday Kickoff Event & Story Time
November 27 | 10:30am-1:30pm @ The Kent Stage
We’ll be handing out free Dragon’s Merry Christmas books (some signed by Dav Pilkey), bookmarks and cookies (all while supplies last) thanks to our friends at Rotary Club of Kent. Stay for a live story time on the hour: 11am with Miss Shelley Hall from Kent Free Library; 12pm with a member of Rotary Club of Kent; and 1pm with Richele Charlton of The Kent Stage. Meet in the lobby, stay as long as you wish, grab a copy of the map, and head out to do the Story Walk and enjoy Small Business Saturday in Kent!
Kent Free Library Craft
Available starting November 24
Children in grades 5 and under
Visit the Kent Free Library to pick up a free, fun, festive craft! One bag per child, pick up at the Children’s Room desk while supplies last.