As part of the Summer Reading program, the Watauga County Public library has partnered with the DBDA to offer a StoryWalk in downtown Boone until the end of July.

The featured book title is A Isn’t for Fox: An Isn’t Alphabet by Wendy Ulmer.

Walk along King Street and Depot Street to see if you can find all 26 letters of the alphabet on the book pages that are posted in the windows of downtown businesses.

You will be happy to know that this “event” takes place rain or shine, so if it happens to be rainy, put on your galoshes and raincoat and get outside and enjoy downtown Boone!

Take a picture of your child with one of the StoryWalk pages and include it in a comment on the Youth Services at Watauga County Library Facebook post about the StoryWalk, or tag Youth Services at Watauga County Library Instagram account, or email a picture to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you could receive an ABC book (while supplies last).

Research has repeatedly proven that two of the best predictors of reading success are alphabet recognition and phonemic awareness. The Watauga County Library is committed to providing resources and programming that support those two skills.

(Be sure to explore downtown Boone from The Turchin Center to just beyond Ram’s Rack, as well as Depot Street and up to the Watauga County Public Library to be able to find all 26 letters of this alphabet book. It will not matter in what order you find the pages. The content on each page can be understood without viewing the previous pages. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lisa Flanigan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

The StoryWalk®Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Storywalk® is a registered service mark owned by Ms. Ferguson.