New Storybook Walk on St. Vincent Greenway in Partnership with St. Louis Public Library

We have teamed up with the St. Louis Public Library on a new Storybook Walk at Ruth Porter Mall Park on the St. Vincent Greenway. The goal is to provide a fun outdoor learning activity, while promoting physical activity on the greenway.  The first book is Cannon’s Crash Course, a story about a boy who is eager to ride a bike, but does not know how.  Take in this great children’s story written by Mon Trice and beautifully illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc as you enjoy a socially distanced walk.   (Fun Fact: Both the author and illustrator live in St. Louis!)


Each month will feature a new story:

  • April/May: Cannon’s Crash Course by Mon Trice and illustrated by Cbabi Bayoc
  • June: Hair Love by Matthew Cherry
  • July: Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
  • August: When Grandma Gives You a Lemon Tree by Jamie L.B. Deenihan
  • September: I Got the School Spirit by Connie Schofield-Morrison
  • October: Scaredy Kate by Jacob Grant
  • November: Grandma’s Tiny House by JaNay Brown-Wood
  • December: Snow Globe Wishes by Erin Dealey

The books  will be displayed page-by-page on progressive free-standing posts along the greenway. The posts were designed and built by Perennial, a local nonprofit, using 342 pounds of reclaimed material. Ruth Porter Mall Park  is located near the intersection of Delmar and Debaliviere on the St. Vincent Greenway. Plan your visit here.