Participants in Main Street Story Walk in August can get a free copy of the featured book ...

Robey Memorial Library in Waukon and The Oneota Valley Literary Foundation have now partnered to host Main Street Story Walk in Waukon during August featuring the children’s story, “Don’t eat bees: life lessons from Chip the dog” by Dev Petty. During the month of August, families are encouraged to read this story on the windows of various business storefronts as they stroll the downtown area.

This is the first Main Street Story Walk through Robey Memorial Library that is being hosted in collaboration with The Oneota Valley Literary Society (OVLS). For this and upcoming Story Walks in Waukon, the OVLS will be providing a free, hardcover copy of the featured book to every family that stops by Robey Memorial Library with a photo of them completing the Story Walk.

“Robey Memorial Library is excited about partnering with The Oneota Valley Literary Society and pursuing a shared goal: getting books into the home and hands of every child in the local community,” shared Cate St. Clair, Director of Robey Memorial Library in regard to the new partnership.

Six selected businesses have a portion of the story posted in the front window of their establishment for viewing from the sidewalk. Each stop along the Story Walk will direct readers to the next location. Selected businesses for the month of August are located on Rossville Road, Spring Avenue and East Main Street in downtown Waukon at the following locations numbered and labeled in the map image at right: 1. Gregg Jones Muscular Therapy; 2. Erbal Ink Tattoos; 3. Cook Agency; 4. Paws Up Pet Supplies; 5. Broker Leather; 6. Fiesta Vallarta Mexican Restaurant. Image submitted by Robey Memorial Library.