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!

In partnership with the Rotary Club of Kent and  Talk On Speech-Language Therapy activities will be more accessible to children with varying learning and cognitive abilities.

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!


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.